Definition of Lemaitre

1. Noun. Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966).

Exact synonyms: Edouard Lemaitre, Georges Henri Lemaitre
Generic synonyms: Cosmologist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lemaitre

Leishmania pifanoi
Leishmania tropica major
Leishmania tropica mexicana
Leiter International Performance Scale
Leitneria floridana
Leland Stanford
Lelystad virus
Lemaireocereus chichipe
Lembert suture
Lemmus lemmus
Lemmus trimucronatus
Lemna minor
Lemna trisulca
Lemoine hexagon

Literary usage of Lemaitre

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1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"They have revived that old piece, ' once immensely popular in London under the name of ' Thirty Years of a Gambler's Life. Old lemaitre plays ' his famous ..."

2. Contemporary French Dramatists: Studies on the Théâtre Libre, Curel, Brieux by Barrett Harper Clark (1915)
"When lemaitre speaks of Shakespeare and Mo- liere, it is as if he had never heard of either before; he records his first impressions of Hamlet and Le ..."

3. The Continental Drama of To-day: Outlines for Its Study, Suggestions by Barrett Harper Clark (1914)
"lemaitre is likewise the author of a number of short stories and one novel. lemaitre died early in August, 1914. ..."

4. The Modern Drama: An Essay in Interpretation by Ludwig Lewisohn (1916)
"The individual note, however, which M. lemaitre has contributed to the drama of his period is that of a sane and liberal humanity. ..."

5. "Drifting About"; Or, What "Jeems Pipes, of Pipesville," Saw-and-did. An by Stephen C. Massett (1863)
"To-day " Yankee Silsbee," the eccentric comedian, called on me, and in the evening we went together to see the great French actor lemaitre, the original ..."

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