berg

[burg]
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Origin of berg

First recorded in 1815–25; by shortening

Berg

[berg or, German berk for 1; burg for 2, 3]
noun
  1. Al·ban [ahl-bahn, ahl-bahn] /ɑlˈbɑn, ˈɑl bɑn/, 1885–1935, Austrian composer.
  2. Patricia JanePatty, 1918–2006, U.S. golfer.
  3. Paul,born 1926, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1980.
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Related Words for berg

iceberg, icecap, berg, floe

Examples from the Web for berg

Contemporary Examples of berg

Historical Examples of berg

  • "Very likely Foger is working with Berg," admitted Mr. Damon.

  • There go the Lancers of Berg; you see their scarlet dolmans, don't you?

  • And if this—Berg—thought him un-American for drinking an imported beverage, what of it?

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    Poul William Anderson

  • "I'm having the same, as a matter of fact," said Berg mildly.

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    Poul William Anderson

  • Berg and Lancaster sat in the rear, and the secret agent chatted all the way.

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British Dictionary definitions for berg

berg

1
noun
  1. short for iceberg

berg

2
noun
  1. a South African word for mountain

Berg

noun
  1. Alban (Maria Johannes) (ˈalbaːn). 1885–1935, Austrian composer: a pupil of Schoenberg. His works include the operas Wozzeck (1921) and Lulu (1935), a violin concerto (1935), chamber works, and songs
  2. Paul . born 1926, US molecular biologist, the first to identify transfer RNA (1956). Nobel prize for chemistry 1980
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Word Origin and History for berg
n.

short for iceberg, attested from 1823.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

berg in Medicine

Berg

[bûrg]Paul Born 1926
  1. American chemist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing recombinant methods of inserting genes from simple organisms into the genetic material of similar organisms.
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