What does iceberg mean?

Definitions for iceberg
ˈaɪs bɜrgice·berg

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: 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

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

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. iceberg

    An insulated mountain of ice, whether on Arctic lands or floating in the sea. Some have been known to be aground in 120 fathoms water, and rise to the height of 150 feet above it. Cook's obtaining fresh water from floating icebergs was not a new discovery. The Hudson's Bay ships had long made use of it; and in July, 1585, Captain Davis met with ice "which melted into very good fresh water."

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Numerology

  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

Examples of iceberg in a Sentence

  1. Roshan Ranjwani:

    Watching the polar bear on top of an iceberg is a dream come true for a photography enthusiast!

  2. Benjamin Sommers:

    With the expanded coverage, you're not going to diagnose more broken bones because whether or not they have insurance, when somebody breaks a leg they are going to get an x-ray, these findings with diabetes may be the tip of the iceberg, and you can imagine similar outcomes for earlier detection of high blood pressure, or cancer, or mental illness.

  3. Valerie Jarrett:

    That number is the tip of the iceberg.

  4. Shi Zhengli:

    The unknown viruses that we have discovered are actually just the tip of the iceberg, if we want to protect humans from viruses or avoid a second outbreak of new infectious diseases, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and then give early warnings. If we dont study [ the viruses ], there will possibly be another outbreak, she added. Shi Zhengli is seen inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, on February 23, 2017. ( AFP via Getty Images) A renowned virologist, Shi is best known for her work with bat coronaviruses at her lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology( WIV). She discovered the natural bat reservoir for the SARS pathogen that spread in southern China from 2002 to 2003. Rumors in mid-April claimed that Shi had been.

  5. Yoshitatsu Imaizumi:

    You could say we're seeing the tip of the iceberg in that there are many more people who want to take childcare leave, but feel they can't, or run into trouble when they try.

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