from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. Informal A cold, aloof person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elevated floating mass of ice detached from a glacier at the sea-level.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
- n. lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head
Partial translation of Dutch ijsberg, from Middle Dutch ijsbergh : ijs, ice + bergh, mountain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German 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 Dutch ijsberg, Danish isbjerg, Norwegian/Swedish isberg, Welsh eisberg. (Wiktionary)