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iceberg Tweet Definition of iceberg Like Definition of iceberg on Facebook
noun
  1. A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf
The Titanic hit an and sank.
ice field Tweet Definition of ice field Like Definition of ice field on Facebook
noun
  1. a network of interconnected glaciers or ice streams having a common source
  2. a large expanse of floating ice (several miles long)
ice floe Tweet Definition of ice floe Like Definition of ice floe on Facebook
noun
  1. A flat mass of floating ice, smaller than an ice field
ice pack Tweet Definition of ice pack Like Definition of ice pack on Facebook
noun
  1. a large floating mass of ice; pack ice
  2. a pack of crushed ice applied to the body in order to reduce pain or inflammation
  3. a plastic sac of silicone that can be cooled in a freezer and then used in a cool bag
ice sheet Tweet Definition of ice sheet Like Definition of ice sheet on Facebook
noun
  1. a broad glacial mass with a relatively flat surface
inlet Tweet Definition of inlet Like Definition of inlet on Facebook
noun
  1. A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.
  2. A passage that leads into a cavity.
    • 1748. HUME, David. An enquiry concerning human understanding. In: L. A. SELBY-BIGGE, M. A. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. 2. ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 15.
    • : by opening this new for sensations, you also open an for the ideas;
intermittent Tweet Definition of intermittent Like Definition of intermittent on Facebook
adjective
  1. stop, Stopping and starting at intervals; coming after a particular time span; not steady or constant
The day was cloudy with rain.
island Tweet Definition of island Like Definition of island on Facebook
noun
  1. An area of land totally surrounded by water.
  2. An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.
an island of tranquility (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)
isle Tweet Definition of isle Like Definition of isle on Facebook
noun
  1. An island.

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