Origin of gilbert
Definition for gilbert (2 of 2)
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Nearly half a century later, in an interview with art filmmaker Gilbert Prouteau, Picasso spoke about the events of 1911.
As a side note, James and Gilbert being forced to hug it out might be the most shocking twist in this entire soap opera.LeBron James Returns to Cleveland: How 'The Decision 2.0' Happened|Robert Silverman|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was Birch who took Gilbert and George to China, a trip on which Compston was invited, missed the plane, and came along later.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten|Anthony Haden-Guest|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cobbold talks to The Daily Beast about Models and Mothers, on display through October 31 at The Gilbert Scott in London.
Gilbert revealed this during "Secrets" week on the daytime TV show The Talk, where she is a co-host.Julianne Moore Cast in ‘Hunger Games,’ Miss New York Calls Miss America Fat|Culture Team|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"We shall not forget what you have told us," said Gilbert, as the wreck prepared to leave the room.The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn|Robert Machray
Gilbert ripped open the envelope, letting it fall to the floor as he unfolded the letter.The Cruise of the Make-Believes|Tom Gallon
"Gilbert Blythe," answered Anne, vexed to find herself blushing.Anne Of Green Gables|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Here honest Gilbert entered, to say that Mr L——, the attorney, would be glad to have a word with his master.
He started up as Gilbert entered, and the dark face grew suddenly pale.Fenton's Quest|M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for gilbert (1 of 2)
Word Origin for gilbert
British Dictionary definitions for gilbert (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for gilbert
masc. proper name, from Old French Guillebert (from Old High German Williberht, literally "a bright will") or Old French Gilebert, from Gisilbert, literally "a bright pledge," from Old High German gisil "pledge," a Celtic loan-word (cf. Old Irish giall "pledge") + beorht "bright" (see Albert). It was the common name for a male cat (especially in short form Gib) from c.1400 (see Tom). As a unit of magneto-motive force, it honors English physicist William Gilbert (1544-1603).