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Albert

[al-bert]
noun
  1. Carl (Bert),1908–2000, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1971–77.
  2. PrinceAlbert Francis Charles Augustus Emanuel, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 1819–61, consort of Queen Victoria.
  3. Lake. Also called Albert Nyanza, Mobuto Lake. a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a source of the Nile. 100 miles (160 km) long; 2061 sq. mi. (5338 sq. km); 2030 feet (619 meters) above sea level.Official name Lake Mobutu Sese Seko.
  4. a male given name: from Old High German words meaning “noble” and “bright.”
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Albert I

noun
  1. 1875–1934, king of the Belgians 1909–34.
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Albert II

noun
  1. 1397–1439, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1438–39.
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d'Albert

[dal-bert; German dahl-bert]
noun
  1. Eu·gen [oi-geyn] /ɔɪˈgeɪn/ (or Eugene) Francis Charles. Albert, d', Eugen (or Eugene) Francis Charles.
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Albert, d'

[dal-bert; German dahl-bert; French dal-ber]
noun
  1. Eu·gen [German oi-geyn] /German ɔɪˈgeɪn/or Eu·gène [French œ-zhen] /French œˈʒɛn/Francis Charles,1864–1932, German-French pianist and composer, born in Scotland.
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Historical Examples of albert

  • I saw you this evening at the Albert Hall, and you stared at me!

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • He was a Belgian, named Albert Wirbyn, twenty-five years of age.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • That is what you say: that is what Albert Barnes affirms in his philosophy.

    Slavery Ordained of God

    Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

  • What if we may then choose between Albert Barnes's philosophy and God's truth?

    Slavery Ordained of God

    Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

  • Dost thou know, Albert Barnes, what I mean by that word, in the flesh?

    Slavery Ordained of God

    Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.


British Dictionary definitions for albert

albert

noun
  1. a kind of watch chain usually attached to a waistcoat
  2. British a standard size of notepaper, 6 × 3 7/8 inches
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Word Origin for albert

C19: named after Prince Albert

Albert

1
noun
  1. Lake Albert a lake in E Africa, between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) and Uganda in the great Rift Valley, 660 m (2200 ft) above sea level: a source of the Nile, fed by the Victoria Nile, which leaves as the Albert Nile. Area: 5345 sqkm (2064 sq miles)Former name: Lake Mobutu
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Albert

2
noun
  1. Prince. full name Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 1819–61, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland
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Albert I

noun
  1. c. 1255–1308, king of Germany (1298–1308)
  2. 1875–1934, king of the Belgians (1909–34)
  3. called Albert the Bear. c. 1100–70. German military leader: first margrave of Brandenburg
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Albert II

noun
  1. full name Albert Felix Humbert Theodore Christian Eugene Marie . born 1934, king of Belgium (1993–2013); abdicated in favour of his son Philippe
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Word Origin and History for albert

Albert

masc. proper name, from German (the French form is Aubert), from Old High German Adalbert, cognate of Old English Æþelbeorht "Noble-bright" (which was sometimes metathesized as Æþelbriht, hence the surname Albright). Second element is from Proto-Germanic berhta- "bright," from PIE *bhereg- "to shine; bright, white" (see bright). It also figures in the names Egbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert. As a kind of watch chain, from 1861 (see Prince Albert).

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