Definition of Humboldt
1. Noun. German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835).
Generic synonyms: Philologist, Philologue
2. Noun. German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859).
Generic synonyms: Natural Scientist, Naturalist
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Literary usage of Humboldt
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1. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"Humboldt became a resident of Paris, where he remained about ... Among the results of this extensive expedition was an excellent work by Humboldt, ..."
2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1914)
"This species was described by Humboldt as given below. "4. ... However his liir/i'iiK is taken from Humboldt and is blackish, has only a white throat, ..."
3. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"above extract, that in Humboldt from one fourth to nearly half the mass was silver! That is to say, every one hundred pounds of the ore had from two hundred ..."
4. University Research Management: Meeting the Institutional Challenge by Helen Connell (2004)
"Since then, there have been 29 Nobel Prize winners among scholars who have worked at Humboldt University for part of their scientific career. ..."
5. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray, Charles Sprague Sargent (1889)
"BROWN AND Humboldt.1 BEYOND the immediate pale of science, ... It was Humboldt himself who, many years ago, saluted Brown with the appellation of ..."
6. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1902)
"A Letter of Alexander von Humboldt, 1845. FOR the following letter written by Alexander von Humboldt, we are indebted to Professor George G. Wilson. ..."