Gilbert - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɪlbərt|  American pronunciation of the word gilbert
Brit.  |ˈɡɪlbət|  British pronunciation of the word gilbert

noun

- a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns (syn: gb, gi)
- a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
- English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
- English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
- United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934)

Examples

Gilbert saw that there was no use fighting the question any longer.

Gilbert was cursing under his breath.

The tower was designed by Gilbert Scott.

When I first saw Gilbert play I marked him down as a future England player.

Kiribati, formerly known as the Gilbert Islands

We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera

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