- the centimeter-gram-second unit of luminance or brightness, equivalent to 0.32 candles per square centimeter, and equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface emitting or reflecting one lumen per square centimeter. Abbreviation: L
Origin of lambert
- Con·stant [kon-stuh nt] /ˈkɒn stənt/, 1905–51, English composer and conductor.
- Jo·hann Hein·rich [yoh-hahn hahyn-rikh] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1728–77, German scientist and mathematician.
- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “land” and “bright.”
Examples from the Web for lambert
“But you must have done something to deserve it,” Lambert recalled Bodenheimer saying before he walked off.
Still, Lambert says, he was surprised to hear about the allegations of sexual abuse.
Thankfully, Lambert has not restricted his artistic endeavours to iPads.
In 2011, Lambert was a featured artist at the Macworld Expo.
“It is still Benjamin Franklin and still easily recognized,” said Lambert.All About the Benjamins: Here’s the Redesigned $100 Bill
October 7, 2013
"And old Lambert," said one of the other girls, delightedly.
The fisherman had indeed seen Lambert's boat, which was well known.
He says a friend of his, the Governor of——what was that name again, Lambert?
Balbus, Lambert, and Hugh had entered the house only a few minutes before them.
He took out the little bucket as he spoke, and handed the big one to Lambert.
- the cgs unit of illumination, equal to 1 lumen per square centimetreSymbol: L
- Constant. 1905–51, English composer and conductor. His works include much ballet music and The Rio Grande (1929), a work for chorus, orchestra, and piano, using jazz idioms
Word Origin and History for lambert
masc. proper name, from French, from German Lambert, from Old High German Lambreht, from lant "land" + beraht "bright." Old English cognate was Landbeorht. The popularity of the name from 12c. is probably due to immigration from Flanders, where St. Lambert of Maestricht was highly venerated. Attested as a surname from mid-12c.
- A unit of luminance in the centimeter-gram-second system, equivalent to the luminance of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter. The lambert is named after the Swiss mathematician and physicist Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728-1777).