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[hil-bert; German hil-buhrt]
  1. Da·vid [dey-vid; German dah-vit] /ˈdeɪ vɪd; German ˈdɑ vɪt/, 1862–1943, German mathematician.
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  • So saying, he turned round and let Hilbert see that the bow and arrow were not behind him.

  • "Why, a little bird that came on board from Nova Scotia, they said," replied Hilbert.

  • Even Hilbert looked pleased at the effect which his rejoinder had produced.

  • So saying, Hilbert began to caper about the deck in the exuberance of his joy.

  • Hilbert held it up so that the Colonel could see the number upon it.

British Dictionary definitions for hilbert


  1. David (ˈdaːfɪt). 1862–1943, German mathematician, who made outstanding contributions to the theories of number fields and invariants and to geometry
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