the tip of the iceberg

Definition of the tip of the iceberg

  1. :  a small part of something (such as a problem) that is seen or known about when there is a much larger part that is not seen or known about The news is shocking, but we may find out that the stories we've heard so far are just the tip of the iceberg.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  overturn, upset

    :  cant, tilt

    :  to raise and tilt forward in salute

  1. :  the act or an instance of tipping :  tilt

    :  a place for depositing something (such as rubbish) by dumping

  1. :  to furnish with a tip

    :  to cover or adorn the tip of

    :  to blend (furs) for improved appearance by brushing the tips of the hair with dye

  1. :  the usually pointed end of something

    :  a small piece or part serving as an end, cap, or point

  1. :  a light touch or blow

  1. :  to strike lightly :  tap

    :  to give (something, such as a baseball) a glancing blow

    :  tiptoe

  1. :  a piece of advice or expert or authoritative information

    :  a piece of advance or confidential information given by one thought to have access to special or inside sources

  1. :  to mention as a likely candidate, prospective winner, or profitable investment :  tout

  1. :  give, present

    :  to give a gratuity to

    :  to bestow a gratuity

  1. :  a gift or a sum of money tendered for a service performed or anticipated :  gratuity

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  1. :  a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier

    :  an emotionally cold person

    :  iceberg lettuce


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