Al·fred Bern·hard [ahl-fred ber-nahrd] /ˈɑl frɛd ˈbɛr nɑrd/, 1833–96, Swedish engineer, manufacturer, and philanthropist.

Can be confusedNobel noble (see synonym study at noble) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Finsen was given the Nobel prize partly for re-discovery of this.

  • The Nobel Peace Prize of a medal and $40,000 was awarded to him.

  • And to have the Nobel Prize confirm them would alienate every doctor in the world.

    A Prize for Edie

    Jesse Franklin Bone

  • The Nobel Prize consisted of a diploma, and an award in money of $40,000.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Edmund Lester Pearson

  • The Nobel prize does not add to the stature of a man, but it does elevate him to a pulpit.

    Six Major Prophets

    Edwin Emery Slosson

British Dictionary definitions for nobel



Alfred Bernhard (ˈalfreːd ˈbæːrnhard). 1833–96, Swedish chemist and philanthropist, noted for his invention of dynamite (1866) and his bequest founding the Nobel prizes
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Word Origin and History for nobel


1900, in reference to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969. Related: Nobelist.

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