iceberg [īs′bʉrg΄]
[prob. via Du ijsberg, lit., ice mountain < Scand, as in Dan isbjerg < is, ICE + bjerg, mountain]
a great mass of ice broken off from a glacier and floating in the sea

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  • Iceberg B-15 — was the world s largest recorded iceberg. With an area of over 11,000 km², it was larger than the island of Jamaica. BackgroundCalved from the Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000, B 15 broke up into several pieces in 2000, 2002 and 2003, the largest of… …   Wikipedia

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  • iceberg — (n.) 1774, partial loan translation of Du. ijsberg, lit. ice mountain, from ijs ice (see ICE (Cf. ice) (n.)) + berg mountain (see BARROW (Cf. barrow) (2)). An earlier term was sea hill (1690s). Phrase tip of the iceberg, in a figurative sense,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • iceberg — (Del ingl. iceberg, y este del neerl. medio ijsberg). m. Gran masa de hielo flotante, desgajada del polo, que sobresale en parte de la superficie del mar. ☛ V. la punta del iceberg …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • iceberg — ► NOUN ▪ a large mass of ice floating in the sea. ● the tip of the iceberg Cf. ↑the tip of the iceberg ORIGIN Dutch ijsberg, from ijs ice + berg hill …   English terms dictionary

  • iceberg — /ˈaizberɡ, ingl. ˈaɪsbYːɡ/ [vc. ol., ijsberg, letteralmente «monte (berg, col senso di «alto») di ghiaccio (ijs)»] s. m. inv. massa di ghiaccio galleggiante FRASEOLOGIA punta dell iceberg (fig.), parte evidente di un fenomeno …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Iceberg — Ice berg , n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. iisbierg, Sw. isberg, properly, a mountain of ice. See {Ice}, and {Berg}.] A large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean. [1913 Webster] Note: Icebergs are large detached portions of glaciers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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