Mayer

[mahy-er or, German, mahy-uhr for 1; mey-er for 2; mahy-er for 3]
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noun

Jul·ius Rob·ert von [jool-yuh s rob-ert von; German yoo-lee-oo s roh-bert fuh n] /ˈdʒul yəs ˈrɒb ərt vɒn; German ˈyu li ʊs ˈroʊ bɛrt fən/, 1814–78, German physicist.
Louis B(urt) [burt] /bɜrt/, 1885–1957, U.S. motion-picture producer, born in Russia.
Maria Goep·pert [goh-pert] /ˈgoʊ pərt/, 1906–72, U.S. physicist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1963.

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  • In ten years, Mayer, we'll consider the position of both planets once again.

    Adaptation

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • Hartmann went to the wall, and switching off the violet rays, turned on the electric lamp, then nodded to Mayer.

    The Ivory Snuff Box

    Arnold Fredericks

  • "I hope you are right, Mayer," he said, and looked at his watch.

    The Ivory Snuff Box

    Arnold Fredericks

  • Mr. Mayer and Mr. Fickey, of the committee, said they would make application to you immediately and pay for all you can supply.

    A Military Genius

    Sarah Ellen Blackwell

  • Mayer said over his shoulder, "All right, Jerry, this is where we put it to them."

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    Dallas McCord Reynolds



British Dictionary definitions for mayer

Mayer

noun

(German ˈmaiər) Julius Robert von (ˈjuːliʊs ˈroːbɛrt fɔn). 1814–78, German physicist whose research in thermodynamics (1842) contributed to the discovery of the law of conservation of energy
(ˈmeɪə) Louis B (urt). 1885–1957, US film producer, born in Russia; founder and first head (1924–48) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film company
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