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Mayer

[mahy-er or, German, mahy-uhr for 1; mey-er for 2; mahy-er for 3]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. Louis B(urt) [burt] /bɜrt/, 1885–1957, U.S. motion-picture producer, born in Russia.
  3. Maria Goep·pert [goh-pert] /ˈgoʊ pərt/, 1906–72, U.S. physicist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1963.
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  • Mayer came to see me in profound despair, and told me all about it.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

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

    The Ivory Snuff Box

    Arnold Fredericks

  • That man Mayer is observing us with an opera glass, from a window of the house.

    The Ivory Snuff Box

    Arnold Fredericks

  • He at once set to work, through Mayer and his men, to locate Brooks.

    The Ivory Snuff Box

    Arnold Fredericks

  • The man Mayer had been regarding her in silence throughout the whole scene.

    The Ivory Snuff Box

    Arnold Fredericks


British Dictionary definitions for mayer

Mayer

noun
  1. (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
  2. (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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