Definition of Sir humphrey gilbert

1. Noun. English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583).

Exact synonyms: Gilbert, Humphrey Gilbert
Generic synonyms: Navigator



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Harold George Nicolson
Sir Harold Walter Kroto
Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder
Sir Henry Bessemer
Sir Henry Joseph Wood
Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm
Sir Henry Morgan
Sir Henry Morton Stanley
Sir Henry Percy
Sir Henry Rider Haggard
Sir Henry Wood
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim
Sir Howard Walter Florey
Sir Humphrey Davy
Sir Humphrey Gilbert
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Pitman
Sir Jack Hobbs
Sir Jacob Epstein
Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
Sir James Augustus Murray
Sir James Clark Ross
Sir James Dewar
Sir James George Frazer
Sir James Matthew Barrie
Sir James Murray
Sir James Paget
Sir James Paul McCartney
Sir James Young Simpson

Literary usage of Sir humphrey gilbert

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1. The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1874)
"sir humphrey gilbert. How he heard the ancient helmsman Chant a song so wild ... sir humphrey gilbert. SOUTHWARD with fleet of ice Sailed the corsair Death ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"Such was the unfortunate end of the brave sir humphrey gilbert, who may be regarded as the father of western colonization, and who was one of the chief ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"... made by four ships which sailed in June, 1583, under the command of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, with the avowed object of founding a colony in Newfoundland. ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"... made by four ships which sailed in June, 1583, under the command of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, with the avowed object of founding a colony in Newfoundland. ..."

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