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Definition of "iceberg" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Informal A cold, aloof person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iceberg" in a sentence
  • "‡ Most of the ice in an iceberg is underwater, leaving only the “tip of the iceberg” visible—a 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.""