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
Most of the ice in an iceberg is underwater, leaving only the tip of the iceberg visiblea fact that is often alluded to in discussions of subjects in which the most important aspects are hidden from view.
I wanted to get close to them to see what they looked like above and below the water, and I wanted to see for myself if it was true that only one-third of the iceberg is above water.
"But even when you see the tip of the iceberg, you have a pretty good idea of what the rest of the iceberg is likely to look like."
A joint Australian-French study has discovered the calving of a large iceberg from the Mertz Glacier in the Australian Antarctic Territory.
And in case you get tired of all that ice, the actual heat generated to cool the iceberg is utilised to create hot water lagoons in the nearby cement works quarry.
When I go swimming, spectators reach for their mobiles to call in iceberg alerts … … … … or the whaling fleets to report a new species that needs “researching” … … … …
Whoever thinks those pics are a eroded iceberg is not very smart.
Nice try, someone needs a basic understanding of what an iceberg is bobby.
As for other toppings, the coolness of iceberg is preferred over leafier greens, and if you can find red, ripe tomatoes, throw on a few of those, too.
A 150-kilometre-long iceberg is expected to smash into the end of an Antarctic glacier sometime within the next couple of days.