Main definitions of berg in English

: berg1berg2

berg1

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noun

short for iceberg
‘In the 1990s a berg the size of Oxfordshire broke off the Antarctic ice shelf and was widely hailed as proof of global warming.’
  • ‘Kooyman said the site visits confirm what the photographic evidence appeared to show: ice conditions produced by the collisions of the giant bergs with the shoreline’
  • ‘There are some antiseptic-blue overtones to it, too, and a whole spectrum of greens where the berg descends into the depths out of sight.’
  • ‘The bergs, driven towards the lake outlet by katabatic winds, become stranded as they move into shallower waters.’
  • ‘Eventually the berg struck the glacier with only a glancing blow, nevertheless breaking off enough of the ice tongue that maps of the region needed redrawing.’

Pronunciation

berg

/bərɡ/

Main definitions of berg in English

: berg1berg2

berg2

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noun

  • 1South African A mountain or hill.

    mountain, hill, height, alp, aiguille, serac, puy, crag, tor, inselberg
    1. 1.1the BergThe Drakensberg mountain range.

Pronunciation

berg

/bərɡ/

Origin

Dutch.