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Mayer

[mahy-er or, German, mahy-uh r for 1; mey-er for 2; mahy-er for 3] /ˈmaɪ ər or, German, ˈmaɪ ər for 1; ˈmeɪ ər for 2; ˈmaɪ ər for 3/
noun
1.
Julius Robert von
[jool-yuh s rob-ert von;; German yoo-lee-oo s roh-bert fuh n] /ˈdʒul yəs ˈrɒb ərt vɒn;; German ˈyu li ʊs ˈroʊ bɛrt fən/ (Show IPA),
1814–78, German physicist.
2.
Louis B(urt)
[burt] /bɜrt/ (Show IPA),
1885–1957, U.S. motion-picture producer, born in Russia.
3.
Maria Goeppert
[goh-pert] /ˈgoʊ pərt/ (Show IPA),
1906–72, U.S. physicist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1963.
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  • Mayer came to see me in profound despair, and told me all about it.

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  • "I hope you are right, Mayer," he said, and looked at his watch.

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  • He at once set to work, through Mayer and his men, to locate Brooks.

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  • That man Mayer is observing us with an opera glass, from a window of the house.

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  • He turned toward the door, followed by Mayer, and in a moment they had left the room.

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British Dictionary definitions for Mayer

Mayer

noun
1.
(German) (ˈmaiər). Julius Robert von (ˈjuːliʊs ˈroːbɛrt fɔn). 1814–78, German physicist whose research in thermodynamics (1842) contributed to the discovery of the law of conservation of energy
2.
(ˈmeɪə). Louis B(urt). 1885–1957, US film producer, born in Russia; founder and first head (1924–48) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film company
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