Definition of 'iceberg'
Image of 'iceberg'
© Alones, shutterstock
Example sentences containing 'iceberg'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This intervention would be the modest tip of a huge potential iceberg of contingent responsibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This case will almost certainly be the small tip of a very large iceberg. The Sun (2016)That the iceberg was seen in good time. The Sun (2010)Space photos show giant icebergs drifting to sea. The Sun (2008)This huge iceberg had come over our position and sunk the buoy with our safety line. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These examples are the tip of a very large iceberg. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These are likely to be the tip of a much larger iceberg. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is likely to be the tip of a very large iceberg for the companies involved. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That incident was the tip of a very large iceberg. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But these are just the tip of a large iceberg. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They had hit an iceberg, and he was going to assess the damage. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)The ship hits the iceberg at 11.40pm. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To the north they could see icebergs, and to the south the spouting of whales. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)LIKE graceful sculptures of white rising from the sea, these icebergs are an undeniably beautiful sight. The Sun (2008)No towering icebergs, glaciers spitting out icebergs or shimmering snowy peaks, well not yet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the icebergs and glaciers are all melting, wouldn't that lead to global cooling? The Sun (2012)She said: 'I could see icebergs for a great distance around. The Sun (2006)If they had, he said, they could have seen the iceberg earlier. The Sun (2009) Seeing glaciers, icebergs and historic settlements was the point, not dressing up for dinner and partying. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet that would all just amount to nice tunes from the Titanic's orchestra if the euro were to hit an iceberg. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If you want to see icebergs without going on a polar expedition the best place is along the coast of Labrador and Newfoundland. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And then I'll hit an iceberg. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here we go again, watching the Titanic hit that ruddy iceberg for the fourth and final time as the drama draws to a close. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'iceberg'
Used Occasionally. iceberg is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'iceberg'
British English: iceberg /ˈaɪsbɜːɡ/ NOUN
An iceberg is a large, tall piece of ice floating in the sea.
- American English: iceberg
- Arabic: جَبَلُ جَلِيدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: iceberg
- Chinese: 冰山
- Croatian: santa leda
- Czech: ledovec plující
- Danish: isbjerg
- Dutch: ijsberg
- European Spanish: iceberg
- Finnish: jäävuori
- French: iceberg
- German: Eisberg
- Greek: παγόβουνο
- Italian: iceberg
- Japanese: 氷山
- Korean: 빙산
- Norwegian: isfjell
- Polish: góra lodowa
- European Portuguese: iceberg
- Romanian: aisberg
- Russian: айсберг
- Spanish: iceberg
- Swedish: isberg
- Thai: ภูเขาน้ำแข็งลอยอยู่กลางทะเล
- Turkish: buzdağı
- Ukrainian: айсберг
- Vietnamese: núi băng trôi
Definition of iceberg from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.