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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 ?
I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.
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.
Nothing could be more weird than the appearance of these seemingly basaltic summits; they stood out in fantastic profile against the sombre sky, and the beholder might have fancied them to be the legendary ruins of some vast city of the middle ages, such as the icebergs of the polar seas sometimes mimic them in nights of gloom.
expecting him to say icebergs, or derelicts, or fog, or something of that sort.
As icebergs are known to be sometimes loaded with earth and stones, and have even carried brushwood, bones, and the nest of a land-bird, I can hardly doubt that they must occasionally have transported seeds from one part to another of the arctic and antarctic regions, as suggested by Lyell; and during the Glacial period from one part of the now temperate regions to another.
I have said that within the period of existing sea-shells, Patagonia has been upraised 300 to 400 feet: I may add, that within the period when icebergs transported boulders over the upper plain of Santa Cruz, the elevation has been at least
Besides all this, when we were five or six days out, there began to be much talk of icebergs, of which wandering islands an unusual number had been seen by the vessels that had come into New York a day or two before we left that port, and of whose dangerous neighbourhood we were warned by the sudden coldness of the weather, and the sinking of the mercury in the barometer.
It is the drifting icebergs setting with any current anywhere, that wreck the ships.
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.
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.