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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Goldberg, Rube Goldberg, Reuben Lucius Goldbergnoun

    United States cartoonist who drew intricate diagrams of very complicated and impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing (1883-1970)


  1. Goldbergnoun

    A surname, fairly common in the U.S.A.

  2. Etymology: From German Gold ("gold") and Berg ("mountain"). One of the ornamental names chosen by Jews who were forced to take surnames in 18th/19th century Germany.


  1. Goldberg

    Goldberg is a town in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated 24 km northeast of Parchim, and 46 km east of Schwerin.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. goldberg

    A town in Prussian Silesia, on an affluent of the Oder, 12 miles southwest from Liegnitz. The French were defeated by the Prussians near this place in 1813.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Goldberg is ranked #1193 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Goldberg surname appeared 29,603 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Goldberg.

    95.3% or 28,215 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 740 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 284 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 207 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 133 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 21 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goldberg in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goldberg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Goldberg in a Sentence

  1. Elon Musk:

    The code base is like a Rube Goldberg machine, and when you zoom in on one part of the Rube Goldberg machine, there’s another Rube Goldberg machine, and then there’s another one, so it’s quite difficult to keep this thing running, and then also difficult to advance the product because it is really overly complex, to say the least.

  2. Rabbi Cooper:

    Whoopi Goldberg knows our center. She knows Rabbi Marvin Hier, our CEO and founder, we're not dealing with someone here who spoke in order to hurt anyone in our community. But what she said obviously is extremely confusing to people and in many ways hurtful.

  3. Meghan McCain:

    I also enjoy fighting with Panelist Whoopi Goldberg and she enjoys fighting with me, so, I just want everyone to stop being so precious about our relationship because it's almost 2020 and women can debate on TV in a spirited way without it being personal, and I know this is a big shock, but we get along backstage.

  4. Sami Steigmann:

    For Whoopi Goldberg to say it's not about race. It’s about religion, it's extremely disappointing, whoopi Goldberg should be very careful. Whoopi Goldberg should educate Whoopi Goldberg on this subject before Whoopi Goldberg speaks because Whoopi Goldberg words carry a lot of weight. I do n’t think Whoopi Goldberg’s an anti-Semite but Whoopi Goldberg’s not educated on this and I do n’t believe Whoopi Goldberg knows what the Nazis wanted to do to us because of our race.

  5. Bill Maher:

    First of all … there is no f --- ing thing as karma, OK ? Get over that, whoopi attacks me on a regular basis, Whoopi Goldberg says stupid s --- on a regular basis, it just so happened to coincide.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. affront
    • B. loom
    • C. abhor
    • D. abash

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