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ice·berg

 (īs′bûrg′)
n.
1. A massive floating body of ice broken away from a glacier. Only about 10 percent of its mass is above the surface of the water.
2. Informal A cold, aloof person.

[Partial translation of Dutch ijsberg, from Middle Dutch ijsbergh : ijs, ice + bergh, mountain; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

iceberg

(ˈaɪsbɜːɡ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a large mass of ice floating in the sea, esp a mass that has broken off a polar glacier
2. tip of the iceberg the small visible part of something, esp a problem or difficulty, that is much larger
3. slang chiefly US a person considered to have a cold or reserved manner
[C18: probably part translation of Middle Dutch ijsberg ice mountain; compare Norwegian isberg]

ice•berg

(ˈaɪs bɜrg)

n.
1. a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.
2. an emotionally cold person.
Idioms:
tip of the iceberg, the first hint or revelation of a more complex situation.
[1765–75; < Dutch ijsberg]

ice·berg

(īs′bûrg′)
A massive body of floating ice that has broken away from a glacier. Most of an iceberg lies underwater, but because ice is not quite as dense as water, about one ninth of it remains above the surface.

iceberg

A floating mass of ice that has broken off the end of a glacier and fallen into the sea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iceberg - a large mass of ice floating at seaiceberg - a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
floater - an object that floats or is capable of floating
growler - a small iceberg or ice floe just large enough to be hazardous for shipping
ice mass - a large mass of ice
2.iceberg - lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head; "iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"
lettuce - leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
head lettuce, Lactuca sativa capitata - distinguished by leaves arranged in a dense rosette that develop into a compact ball
Translations
جَبَلُ جَلِيدُجَبَل جَليدي
kraledovecplovoucí ledovec
isbjerg
jäävuori
santasanta leda
jéghegy
hafís, borgarísjaki
氷山
빙산
aisbergs
isfjellisberg
ledena gora
isberg
ภูเขาน้ำแข็งลอยอยู่กลางทะเล
buzdağıaysberg
núi băng trôi

iceberg

[ˈaɪsbɜːg]
A. Niceberg m
that's just the tip of the iceberg!no es más que la punta del iceberg
B. CPD iceberg lettuce Nlechuga f repollo

iceberg

[ˈaɪsbɜːrg] niceberg m
the tip of the iceberg → la partie émergée de l'icebergiceberg lettuce nlaitue f iceberg

iceberg

[ˈaɪsbɜːg] niceberg m inv
this is only the tip of the iceberg (fig) → questa è solo la punta dell'iceberg

ice

(ais) noun
1. frozen water. The pond is covered with ice.
2. an ice-cream. chocolate ice-cream. Three ices, please.
3. (American) a fruit-flavoured frozen dessert usually made without milk and cream. lemon ice(s).
verb
to cover with icing. She iced the cake.
ˈicing noun
a mixture of sugar, white of egg, water etc used to cover or decorate cakes.
ˈicy adjective
1. very cold. icy winds.
2. covered with ice. icy roads.
3. unfriendly. an icy tone of voice.
ˈicily adverb
ˈiciness noun
ice age
a time when a great part of the earth's surface was covered with ice.
ice axe
a type of axe used by mountain climbers to cut holds in ice for their hands and feet.
ˈiceberg noun
a huge mass of ice floating in the sea.
ice box
(American) a refrigerator.
ˌice-ˈcream noun
cream or a mixture of creamy substances, flavoured and frozen. chocolate ice-cream.
ˈice-cube noun
a small cube of ice used for cooling drinks etc.
ice rink
a large room or building with a floor of ice for skating.
ice-skate verb
to skate on ice.
ice-skating noun
ice tray
a metal or plastic tray for making ice-cubes in a refrigerator.
ice over/up
to become covered with ice. The pond iced over during the night; The windows have iced up.

iceberg

جَبَلُ جَلِيدُ ledovec isbjerg Eisberg παγόβουνο iceberg jäävuori iceberg santa leda iceberg 氷山 빙산 ijsberg isfjell góra lodowa iceberg айсберг isberg ภูเขาน้ำแข็งลอยอยู่กลางทะเล buzdağı núi băng trôi 冰山
References in classic literature ?
Now, that Lazarus should lie stranded there on the curbstone before the door of Dives, this is more wonderful than that an iceberg should be moored to one of the Moluccas.
True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
I shall always think of you; you shall not be to me as a ship that has passed in the night, though to me you have behaved very like an iceberg.
Nevertheless, straddling from headland to headland, as his custom was, Talus attempted to strike a blow at the vessel, and, overreaching himself, tumbled at full length into the sea, which splashed high over his gigantic shape, as when an iceberg turns a somerset.
Clear as crystal, motionless as a sheet of glass, green as the edge of an iceberg, it stretched in front of us under its leafy archway, every stroke of our paddles sending a thousand ripples across its shining surface.
Nearer still, following the drift, an iceberg rears its crags and pinnacles to the sky; here, glittering in the moonbeams; there, looming dim and ghost-like in the ashy light.
Toward three o'clock in the afternoon an iceberg came of it; with a wrecked ship stove in, and frozen fast to the ice; and the passengers and crew nigh to death with cold and exhaustion.
Love reduces them as the sun melts the iceberg in the sea.
Unfortunate man of science, after having braved the icebergs of the South Pole, the coral reefs of Oceania, the cannibals of the Pacific, to perish miserably in a railway train
Medbourne was involved in a calculation of dollars and cents, with which was strangely intermingled a project for supplying the East Indies with ice, by harnessing a team of whales to the polar icebergs.
After this season of congealed dampness came a spell of dry frost, when strange birds from behind the North Pole began to arrive silently on the upland of Flintcomb-Ash; gaunt spectral creatures with tragical eyes--eyes which had witnessed scenes of cataclysmal horror in inaccessible polar regions of a magnitude such as no human being had ever conceived, in curdling temperatures that no man could endure; which had beheld the crash of icebergs and the slide of snow-hills by the shooting light of the Aurora; been half blinded by the whirl of colossal storms and terraqueous distortions; and retained the expression of feature that such scenes had engendered.