Definition of Gilbert

1. Noun. A unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns.

Exact synonyms: Gb, Gi
Generic synonyms: Magnetomotive Force Unit

2. Noun. A librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911).

3. Noun. English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603).
Exact synonyms: William Gilbert
Generic synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician, Physicist

4. Noun. English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583).
Exact synonyms: Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Humphrey Gilbert
Generic synonyms: Navigator

5. Noun. United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934).
Exact synonyms: Cass Gilbert
Generic synonyms: Architect, Designer

Definition of Gilbert

1. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name). ¹

2. Noun. The cgs unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns ¹

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Definition of Gilbert

1. a unit of magnetomotive force [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gilbert

1. The unit of magnetomotive force or magnetic potential. Origin: W. Gilbert, English physicist, 1544-1603 (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gilbert

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gila monster
gilbert (current term)
gilbert's disease
gild the lily
gilded cage
gilded cages
gilded flicker
gilded the lily

Literary usage of Gilbert

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Nat Munie R 7:379-83 Л 48 gilbert, Bernard Dip into history. English R 26:364-7 Ap 48 1 ... Poet Lore 27:343-52 My '16 gilbert de Voisins, A. Joseph Conrad. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"gilbert, Thomas B. To guard our coast from water. Tech. ... gilbert and Sullivan, and their operas, by F. Cellier and C. Bridgeman. Review. Dial. 57: 291-3. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Philip Yorke Hardwicke (1754)
"... but will be left to hi 5 remedy at law« " May die nth, 1732, Memorandum, A wager was made, " and this day entered into, between gilbert ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by John Tracy Atkyns, Philip Yorke Hardwicke, William Newnam, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1781)
"... heir of Sir Thomas Coleby ; Mr. gilbert Knowler (it being ex- f«i«fa£tion for tremely doubtful at that time who was heir or coheir of Sir lis ..."

5. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
"JOHN gilbert. 1810—1889. THE death of John gilbert (June 17, 1889, at Boston), although an event rationally to be expected—for he was close on eighty years ..."

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