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berg

[ burg ]
/ bɜrg /
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noun Oceanography.

iceberg.

RELATED WORDS

iceberg, icecap, floe

Nearby words

beresford, beret, beretta, berezina, berezniki, berg, berg wind, berg, alban, berg, paul, bergall, bergama

Origin of berg

First recorded in 1815–25; by shortening

Definition for berg (2 of 2)

Berg

[ berg or, German berk for 1; burg for 2, 3 ]
/ bɛrg or, German bɛrk for 1; bɜrg for 2, 3 /

noun

Al·ban [ahl-bahn, ahl-bahn] /ɑlˈbɑn, ˈɑl bɑn/, 1885–1935, Austrian composer.
Patricia JanePatty, 1918–2006, U.S. golfer.
Paul,born 1926, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1980.
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British Dictionary definitions for berg (1 of 3)

berg

1
/ (bɜːɡ) /

noun

short for iceberg

British Dictionary definitions for berg (2 of 3)

berg

2
/ (bɜːɡ) /

noun

a South African word for mountain

British Dictionary definitions for berg (3 of 3)

Berg

/ (bɜːɡ, German bɛrk) /

noun

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
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

berg


n.

short for iceberg, attested from 1823.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for berg

Berg

[ bûrg ]
Paul Born 1926

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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