the sport of hunting with hawks or other birds of prey; falconry.
Other definitions for Hawking (2 of 2)
Stephen William, 1942–2018, English mathematician and theoretical physicist.
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How to use hawking in a sentence
In terms of hawking’s original calculations, so far so good.
First, the sudden shift signaled the onset of new physics not covered by hawking’s calculation.
“It was Stephen hawking and five other Nobel laureates,” Krauss recalled.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
hawking, of course, came to global fame with his book A Brief History of Time.
Perhaps, like hawking searching for his elegant equation, filmmakers will never find the answer.
This was in 1964, and hawking is now 72, and still rattling the cosmos.
Of the three films, the most English by far is the hawking story.
For those who preferred hawking choice falcons had been brought from Holland.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
One almost expects to see some baronial hawking party, or some bridal procession issue from its recesses.
A fortnight before the first swallow the large bats were hawking up and down the road in the evenings.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
The chief pleasures were those of the chase,--hunting and hawking,--and intemperate feasts.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
But Perry was fond of hawks, and much regretted that the days were gone by when hawking was a favourite pastime.Dr. Jolliffe's Boys | Lewis Hough
British Dictionary definitions for hawking (1 of 2)
another name for falconry
British Dictionary definitions for Hawking (2 of 2)
Stephen William. Born 1942, British physicist. Stricken with a progressive nervous disease since the 1960s, he has nevertheless been a leader in cosmological theory. His publications intended for a wide audience include A Brief History of Time (1987) and The Grand Design (2010)
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Scientific definitions for Hawking
British physicist noted for his study of black holes and the origin of the universe, especially the big bang theory. His work has provided much of the mathematical basis for scientific explanations of the physical properties of black holes.
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