Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mass of floating or stationary ice; an iceberg.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Mountain, a large mass or hill.
  • n. An iceberg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large mass or hill, as of ice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rock.
  • n. A large floating mass or mountain of ice; an iceberg.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Austrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935)
  • n. a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier

Etymologies

Short for iceberg.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English bergh, berg, from Old English berg, beorg ("mountain, hill"), from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ (“height”). Cognate with Dutch berg, German Berg, Swedish berg, and Russian берег (béreg). (Wiktionary)

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  • From Middle English bergh, berg, from Old English berg, beorg (“mountain, hill”).

    January 22, 2012