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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. 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!"

  2. 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.

  3. Bob Knight:

    I have a lot of respect for Wooden as a coach, how he coached, he was a good coach, but from then on, and I don’t mind saying it, I don’t respect Wooden, because he allowed Sam Gilbert to do whatever it took to recruit kids. And one time he told me, he said ‘ I just did n’t know how to deal with Sam Gilbert. ’ And I ’m saying to Bob Knight ‘ I damn sure could have dealt with him, ’.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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