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  1. Sir (George) Gilbert (Ai·mé) [ey-mey] /eɪˈmeɪ/, 1866–1957, English classical scholar.
  2. Sir James Augustus Henry,1837–1915, Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
  3. Lind·ley [lin-lee, lind-] /ˈlɪn li, ˈlɪnd-/, 1745–1826, English grammarian, born in the U.S.
  4. Philip,1886–1952, U.S. labor leader: president of the CIO 1940–52.
  5. a river in SE Australia, flowing W along the border between Victoria and New South Wales, through SE South Australia into the Indian Ocean. 1200 miles (1930 km) long.
  6. a city in N Utah, S of Salt Lake City.
  7. a town in SW Kentucky.
  8. a male given name.
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  1. Barbara Ann,1928–2012, Canadian figure skater.
  2. Dred [dred] /drɛd/, 1795?–1858, a black slave whose suit for freedom (1857) was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court (Dred Scott Decision) on the grounds that a slave was not a citizen and therefore could not sue in a federal court.
  3. Duncan Campbell,1862–1947, Canadian poet and public official.
  4. Sir George Gilbert,1811–78, English architect.
  5. his grandsonSir Giles Gilbert,1880–1960, English architect.
  6. Robert Fal·con [fawl-kuh n, fal-, faw-kuh n] /ˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən/, 1868–1912, British naval officer and antarctic explorer.
  7. Sir Walter,1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet.
  8. Win·field [win-feeld] /ˈwɪnˌfild/, 1786–1866, U.S. general.
  9. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for sir george gilbert


  1. a river in SE Australia, rising in New South Wales and flowing northwest into SE South Australia, then south into the sea at Encounter Bay: the main river of Australia, important for irrigation and power. Length: 2590 km (1609 miles)
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  1. 1st Earl of. See (1st Earl of) Moray
  2. Sir (George) Gilbert (Aimé). 1866–1957, British classical scholar, born in Australia: noted for his verse translations of Greek dramatists, esp Euripides
  3. Sir James Augustus Henry. 1837–1915, Scottish lexicographer; one of the original editors (1879–1915) of what became the Oxford English Dictionary
  4. Les, full name Leslie Allan Murray. born 1938, Australian poet; his collections include The Weatherboard Cathedral (1969), The Daylight Moon (1987), Subhuman Redneck Poems (1996), and The Biplane Houses (2007)
  5. Murray of Epping Forest, Baron, title of Lionel Murray, known as Len. 1922–2004, British trades union leader; general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (1973–84)
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  1. Sir George Gilbert. 1811–78, British architect, prominent in the Gothic revival. He restored many churches and cathedrals and designed the Albert Memorial (1863) and St Pancras Station (1865)
  2. his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert. 1880–1960, British architect, whose designs include the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool (1904–78) and the new Waterloo Bridge (1939–45)
  3. Paul (Mark). 1920–78, British novelist, who is best known for the series of novels known as the "Raj Quartet": The Jewel in the Crown (1966), The Day of the Scorpion (1968), The Towers of Silence (1972), and A Division of the Spoils (1975). Staying On (1977) won the Booker Prize
  4. Sir Peter (Markham). 1909–89, British naturalist, wildlife artist, and conservationist, noted esp for his paintings of birds. He founded (1946) the Slimbridge refuge for waterfowl in Gloucestershire
  5. his father, Robert Falcon. 1868–1912, British naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. He commanded two Antarctic expeditions (1901–04; 1910–12) and reached the South Pole on Jan 18, 1912, shortly after Amundsen; he and the rest of his party died on the return journey
  6. Sir Walter . 1771–1832, Scottish romantic novelist and poet. He is remembered chiefly for the "Waverley" historical novels, including Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), inspired by Scottish folklore and history, and Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), Quentin Durward (1823), and Redgauntlet (1824). His narrative poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810)
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Word Origin and History for sir george gilbert


surname, by early 12c., from Old English Scott (see Scot); also a personal name in Old English

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sir george gilbert in Medicine


(mûrē)Joseph E. Born 1919
  1. American physician. He shared a 1990 Nobel Prize for developing techniques for bone marrow and kidney transplants.
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