[nee-boo r; for 1 also German nee-boor]
  1. Bar·thold Ge·org [bahr-tawlt gey-awrk] /ˈbɑr tɔlt geɪˈɔrk/, 1776–1831, German historian.
  2. Rein·hold [rahyn-hohld] /ˈraɪn hoʊld/, 1892–1971, U.S. theologian and philosopher. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of niebuhr

Historical Examples of niebuhr

  • This Niebuhr, who was a surveyor by profession, was a young man who deserves our admiration.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • The diligence of Niebuhr, though often impeded by illness, was immense.

  • Niebuhr always spoke of his wife as a fellow-worker with him in this sense.


    Samuel Smiles

  • Niebuhr, the historian, was distinguished for his energy and success as a man of business.


    Samuel Smiles

  • Those who feel an interest in this subject would do well to consult Niebuhr.

    The Monikins

    J. Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for niebuhr


  1. Barthold Georg (ˈbartɔlt ˈɡeːɔrk). 1776–1831, German historian, noted for his critical approach to sources, esp in History of Rome (1811–32)
  2. Reinhold (ˈraɪnˌhəʊld). 1892–1971, US Protestant theologian. His works include Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932) and The Nature and Destiny of Man (1941–43)
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