- the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns. Abbreviation: Gi
Origin of gilbert
- Cass,1859–1934, U.S. architect.
- Henry Franklin Bel·knap [bel-nap] /ˈbɛl næp/, 1868–1928, U.S. composer.
- Sir Humphrey,1537–83, English soldier, navigator, and colonizer in America.
- JohnJohn Pringle, 1895–1936, U.S. film actor.
- Walter,born 1932, U.S. molecular biologist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980.
- William,1544–1603, English physician and physicist: pioneer experimenter in magnetism and electricity.
- Sir William Schwenck [shwengk] /ʃwɛŋk/, 1836–1911, English dramatist and poet: collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan.
- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “pledge” and “bright.”
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Contemporary Examples of gilbert
Nearly half a century later, in an interview with art filmmaker Gilbert Prouteau, Picasso spoke about the events of 1911.Did Picasso Try to Steal the Mona Lisa?
October 23, 2014
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
July 11, 2014
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
January 17, 2014
Cobbold talks to The Daily Beast about Models and Mothers, on display through October 31 at The Gilbert Scott in London.Models and Their Mothers
October 9, 2013
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
September 13, 2013
Historical Examples of gilbert
"Not him, but yourself, brother," said Alexander; and Gilbert was silenced.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Sir W. But, Gilbert, for my sake you must conquer this prejudice.
The new inn's yours, and no other's, and Gilbert is your own too, and no other's—but Mabel's for life.
Honest Gilbert, how glad I shall be to do any thing for you, independently of your master!
From the first I suspicted Mr. Gilbert had his heart on Mabel.
- a unit of magnetomotive force; the magnetomotive force resulting from the passage of 4π abamperes through one turn of a coil. 1 gilbert is equivalent to 10/4 π = 0.795 775 ampere-turnSymbols: Gb, Gi
Word Origin for gilbert
- Grove Karl. 1843–1918, US geologist who pioneered the study of river development and valley erosion
- Sir Humphrey. ?1539–83, English navigator: founded the colony at St John's, Newfoundland (1583)
- William. 1540–1603, English physician and physicist, noted for his study of terrestrial magnetism in De Magnete (1600)
- Sir W (illiam) S (chwenck). 1836–1911, English dramatist, humorist, and librettist. He collaborated (1871–96) with Arthur Sullivan on the famous series of comic operettas, including The Pirates of Penzance (1879), Iolanthe (1882), and The Mikado (1885)
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).
- American biologist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing methods of mapping the structure and function of DNA.
- American biologist who, building upon the work of Frederick Sanger, formulated a method for determining the sequence of bases in DNA that made it possible to manufacture genetic materials in the laboratory. For this work he shared with Sanger and American biologist Paul Berg the 1980 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
- English court physician and physicist whose book De Magnete (1600) was the first comprehensive scientific work published in England. Gilbert demonstrated that the Earth itself is a magnet, with lines of force running between the North and South Poles. He theorized that magnetism and electricity were two types of a single force and was the first to use the words electricity and magnetic pole.