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ˈgɪl bərt; ʃwɛŋkGil·bert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gilbert, Gb, Gi(noun)

    a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns

  2. Gilbert, William Gilbert, William S. Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert, Sir William Gilbert(noun)

    a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)

  3. Gilbert, William Gilbert(noun)

    English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)

  4. Gilbert, Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Humphrey Gilbert(noun)

    English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)

  5. Gilbert, Cass Gilbert(noun)

    United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934)


  1. Gilbert(prop. n.)

    William Schwenk Gilbert, an English dramatist born at London Nov. 18, 1836. He is most famous for his collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan on a number of humorous light operas which are known as


  1. gilbert(Noun)

    The cgs unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns

    Etymology: gisil + berht. Name of a 12th century English saint.

  2. Gilbert(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    Gilbert - - - because it is written in Dooms-day book Gislebert, I judge it rather to signifie Bright or brave pledge - - -.So it is a well fitting name for children which are the only sweet pledges and pawns of love between man and wife.

    Etymology: From Old French , from Proto-Germanic *Gīslaberhtaz, from *gīslaz ("pledge") +‎ *berhtaz ("bright, famous") . See Saint Gilbert.

  3. Gilbert(ProperNoun)

    A surname.

    Etymology: From Old French , from Proto-Germanic *Gīslaberhtaz, from *gīslaz ("pledge") +‎ *berhtaz ("bright, famous") . See Saint Gilbert.


  1. Gilbert

    Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World", Gilbert is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States. Gilbert encompasses 76 square miles and has made a rapid transformation from an agriculture-based community to an economically diverse suburban center located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. In the last two decades, Gilbert has grown at an extremely high rate, increasing in population from 5,717 in 1980 to 208,453 as of a 2010 Census Bureau estimate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gilbert in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gilbert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Gilbert in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida:

    The young soldiers were thinking that they could free General Gilbert Diendere and re-establish the presidential guard. It is absurd, we have proceeded with arrests to make them understand that a project such as theirs, even before it has been carried out, is doomed to fail.

  2. Ian Ziering:

    We actually got a chance to rehearse our scenes together and have some great poignant moments, when you meet Gilbert Shepard you understand what makes Fin tick. It's kind of nice. It's very grounded and it's wonderful character development, because you can't always be slicing through sharks. You've got to ground it in a humanity. This movie does it very nicely with Fin Shepard and his family.

  3. Francis Velez:

    Gilbert Villegas, who chairs the City Council’s Latino Caucus, told Fox News this summer. The mayor also pointed out that certain undocumented people, like Francis Velez, might only stay in a bad living situation or abusive relationship because they can't get the ID they need to move out. With me, I was only running around with a police report saying who I was, now, with this ID, people can go get them and be better off not going back to the abuser.

  4. Lloyd Jackson:

    County officials have yet to make a decision as to what to do with the facility. But while they dither, the monthly meter is running. According to figures compiled by the Detroit Free Press some of the monthly costs include : Despite the hefty costs of The Wayne County Jail, and the county teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans does not appear to be any closer to making a decision on the building site. Due to the county's financial state, anything done on the... jail will just add to the deficit, once the deficit has been solved, the county can move forward with options on whether to finish the Gratiot site or renovate the three existing jails. As the county makes progress on its recovery plan, it will better be able to solve the jail issue. The Wayne County Jail was originally proposed as a $ 300 million, 2,000-bed jail that would combine the other county correctional facilities. Ground was broken on the work site in September 2011, but was stalled nearly two years later, in June 2013, when a 60-day suspension was imposed after projected cost overruns totaled nearly $ 100 million. Construction never resumed, and later that summer, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into the project. The investigation led to the arrest of former Wayne County Chief Financial Officer Carla Sledge, attorney Steven Collins and construction manager Anthony Parlovecchio. Five parties have expressed interest in buying the construction site, including Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, who has been active in Detroit’s ongoing attempt at urban renewal. But so far, the county has not accepted any offers — which is proving costly to taxpayers.

  5. Mayor Ed Lee:

    Gilbert was a trailblazer for LGBT rights, a powerful artist and a true friend to all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. He will be missed.

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