Werner

[wur-ner; for 1 also German ver-nuhr]
noun
  1. Al·fred [al-fred, -frid; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɛd, -frɪd; German ˈɑl freɪt/, 1866–1919, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize 1913.
  2. a male given name.
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  • Werner left, fully convinced that he had put me on my guard.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • Werner clung on to his bridle with both hands, and we set off.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • "In the first place, Princess Ligovski is a woman of forty-five," answered Werner.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • Werner was with the princesses at the time, and told me that the effect of the scene was most dramatic.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • I invited Werner down here to inspect the plant and you can fight it out with him.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie


British Dictionary definitions for werner

Werner

noun
  1. Abraham Gottlieb (ˈaːbrəham ˈɡɔtloːp). 1749–1817, German geologist. He emphasized the importance of field and laboratory observation for understanding the earth
  2. Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1866–1919, Swiss chemist, born in Germany. He developed a coordination theory of the valency of inorganic complexes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1913
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