Meaning of “iceberg” in the English Dictionary

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"iceberg" in British English

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icebergnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪs.bɜːɡ/ us /ˈaɪs.bɝːɡ/

Examples from literature

  • Nobody lives in Antarctica, except for a few scientists, but people still visit the spectacular landscape of ice, snow, glaciers, and icebergs from the comfort of a cruise ship! 
  • Only 10 percent of an iceberg is above water. 
  • These big pieces of ice are called icebergs. 
  • This makes icebergs very dangerous for ships, like the Titanic! 

(Definition of “iceberg” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"iceberg" in American English

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icebergnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑɪs·bɜrɡ/

a very large mass of ice that floats in the sea

(Definition of “iceberg” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)