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[noh-bel] /noʊˈbɛl/
Alfred Bernhard
[ahl-fred ber-nahrd] /ˈɑl frɛd ˈbɛr nɑrd/ (Show IPA),
1833–96, Swedish engineer, manufacturer, and philanthropist.
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Nobel, noble (see synonym study at noble) Unabridged
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  • Nobel now found that if the nitrated cotton was increased from eight to about fifty per cent.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • Finsen was given the Nobel prize partly for re-discovery of this.

  • A few years ago he was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine, perhaps the highest honor that can be bestowed on any physician.

    Insects and Diseases Rennie W. Doane
  • The Nobel Prize consisted of a diploma, and an award in money of $40,000.

    Theodore Roosevelt Edmund Lester Pearson
  • And to have the Nobel Prize confirm them would alienate every doctor in the world.

    A Prize for Edie Jesse Franklin Bone
British Dictionary definitions for Nobel


Alfred Bernhard (ˈalfreːd ˈbæːrnhard). 1833–96, Swedish chemist and philanthropist, noted for his invention of dynamite (1866) and his bequest founding the Nobel prizes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Nobel

1900, in reference to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969. Related: Nobelist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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