What does iceberg mean?

Definitions for icebergˈaɪs bɜrg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word iceberg.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iceberg, berg(noun)

    a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier

  2. crisphead lettuce, iceberg lettuce, iceberg(noun)

    lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head

    "iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"


  1. iceberg(Noun)

    A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf

    The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.

  2. Origin: From Eisberg, compound of Eis “ice” + Berg “mountain”. First used to describe a glacier as seen at a distance from a ship then used as a term to describe the floating chunks of ice broken off from such glaciers. Compare ijsberg, isbjerg, / isberg, Welsh eisberg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iceberg(noun)

    a large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean

  2. Origin: [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. iisbierg, Sw. isberg, properly, a mountain of ice. See Ice, and Berg.]


  1. Iceberg

    An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice. As it drifts into shallower waters, it may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Iceberg

    īs′bėrg, n. a mountain or huge mass of floating ice. [From Scand., Norw., and Sw. isberg. See ice and berg=mountain.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iceberg in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iceberg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    That number is the tip of the iceberg.

  3. Pastor Gordon:

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    I’m concerned that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg.

Images & Illustrations of iceberg

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