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ˈgɪl bərt; ʃwɛŋkGilbert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gilbert, Gb, Ginoun

    a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns

  2. Gilbert, William Gilbert, William S. Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert, Sir William Gilbertnoun

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

  3. Gilbert, William Gilbertnoun

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

  4. Gilbert, Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Humphrey Gilbertnoun

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

  5. Gilbert, Cass Gilbertnoun

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


  1. Gilbertnoun

    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. gilbertnoun

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

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

  2. Gilbertnoun

    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. Gilbertnoun

    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. Michael Irvin:

    This is going to be the most insane game we’ve ever had on TV, even when Michael Jordan went back, Michael Jordan had issues with the GM. He never really faced the GM on the court. LeBron and Dan Gilbert, who wrote the letter … he had issues with Dan Gilbert. Dan Gilbert never faced Dan Gilbert on the court.

  2. Fabrice:

    Pupils had to create a rhyme for today's lesson. When it's his turn, Gilbert goes: "I was in the pond behind the hillocks and I had water up to my knees!" Teacher:"Interesting Gilbert, but that doesn't rhyme!" Gilbert:"I know it doesn't and I'm sorry Mrs Walter, but it's not my fault if there wasn't enough water!"

  3. Mike Lawler:

    Only a sociopath, such as Andrew Cuomo, would think that David Gilbert, a man who participated in a heinous attack on law-abiding citizens and law enforcement alike, deserves to be eligible for parole, when the book is written on Andrew Cuomo, apart from leaving office in disgrace, his legacy will be a New York that has released unrepentant cop killers, child rapists, murderers, and terrorists. My only hope is that when all is said and done, the final chapter finds him in a jail cell.

  4. 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.

  5. Lecturer Matt Ripa:

    I was curious what was inside and opened the bag. Inside was a shoebox, and inside the shoebox was the dress ! I couldn't believe it, my co-worker and I quickly grabbed some gloves and looked at the dress and took some pictures before putting it back in the box and heading over to the( University) Archives. Needless to say, I have found many interesting things in Gilbert Hartke during my time at Catholic University, but I think this one takes the cake !

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    • A. excogitate
    • B. flub
    • C. knead
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