Adjective "iceberg" definition and examples

(Iceberg may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier or ice sheet and carried out to sea.
  1. 'Glaciers can move and calving can occur, causing huge icebergs to break away and wreak havoc.'
  2. 'Sea ice is frozen salt water, and when natural forces break it into pieces, the larger ones are called not icebergs but ice floes.'
  3. 'Yes, this ice shelf has broken up into a mosaic of smaller icebergs.'
  4. 'It commanded wide sweeping views of the oily blue Ross Sea with its huge floating icebergs.'
  5. 'The icebergs came in every category of shape and featured many natural parodies of architectural styles from caveman days to now.'
  6. 'Sun shines on them like white gold and in the shade they become iridescent blue, eerie like glaciers or icebergs.'
  7. 'Friends in London envisage glaciers and icebergs up here near the Arctic Circle.'
  8. 'The environment in the Antarctic is magnificent with glaciers, icebergs and ice floes on a scale which is awe-inspiring.'
  9. 'As the glacier reaches the lake, icebergs break off and slowly drift out to the sea.'
  10. 'This is the mass of the iceberg, the terror that is itself a long-term greenhouse for counter-terror.'

More definitions

1. a large floating mass of ice, detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.

2. Informal. an emotionally cold person.

3. Australian Informal. a person who swims or surfs regularly in winter. Idioms

4. tip of the iceberg, the first hint or revelation of something larger or more complex: The new evidence in the case is just the tip of the iceberg.

More examples(as adjective)

"lettuces can be iceberg."


Late 18th century: from Dutch ijsberg, from ijs ‘ice’ + berg ‘hill’.


the tip of an (or the) iceberg