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Guggenheim1

[goo g-uh n-hahym, goo-guh n-] /ˈgʊg ənˌhaɪm, ˈgu gən-/
noun, Games.
1.
category (def 4).
Origin of Guggenheim1
from the proper name

Guggenheim2

[goo g-uh n-hahym, goo-guh n-] /ˈgʊg ənˌhaɪm, ˈgu gən-/
noun
1.
Daniel, 1856–1930, U.S. industrialist and philanthropist.
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  • One of our brightest mining-engineers, and the apple of Guggenheim's eye.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Miss Guggenheim was to give them their first appearance, invite fifty or sixty people, and serve tea.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • "The victory of the imperialist principle would be the political death of Switzerland" (Guggenheim).

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • The only ability or skill needed, after the Guggenheim deal was made—brilliant deal from a market standpoint!

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • I hope, also, they won't see the name on the Guggenheim smelters and undertake to give Wagner under a misapprehension.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough
Word Origin and History for Guggenheim

grant for advanced study, in reference to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, established 1925 by U.S. Sen. Simon Guggenheim (1867-1941) in memory of his son, who died young. The senator's brother was an arts patron who founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1937, which grew into the Guggenheim Museum of modern art.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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