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ˈʃɪl ərschiller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schillernoun

    German romantic writer (1759-1805)


  1. Schiller

    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈfʁiːdʁɪç fɔn ˈʃɪlɐ], short: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʃɪlɐ] (listen); 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German playwright, poet, and philosopher. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller developed a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works that he had left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents of their philosophical vision.


  1. schiller

    Schiller is a term originated from Germany and often refers to: 1) Friedrich Schiller, a famous German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright from the 18th century. 2) In gemology, schiller refers to a particular optical effect created due to light diffraction within the fine layers of certain minerals, creating an iridescent appearance. 3) In medical terminology, Schiller's test is a method used for early detection of cervical cancer. It’s important to note the correct meaning depends on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Schillernoun

    the peculiar bronzelike luster observed in certain minerals, as hypersthene, schiller spar, etc. It is due to the presence of minute inclusions in parallel position, and is sometimes of secondary origin

  2. Etymology: [G., play of colors.]


  1. Schiller

    Schiller is an electronic music project led by Christopher von Deylen, a German musician, composer and producer. The band is named after poet and dramatist Friedrich Schiller. Schiller won the ECHO award in 2002 for the Best Dance Single of the Year with 'Dream of You'. Schiller has sold over 7 million albums worldwide. Christopher von Deylen does not provide any vocals for Schiller productions himself. Vocals are sung by guest artists including Sarah Brightman, Moya Brennan of Clannad, Adam Young of Owl City, Andrea Corr of The Corrs, Colbie Caillat, Sarah Howells of Welsh emotional folk / indie band Paper Aeroplanes, Ben Becker, Peter Heppner of synth pop band Wolfsheim, MiLù - also known as Mila Mar, Xavier Naidoo, Maya Saban, Kim Sanders formerly of Culture Beat, Ana Torroja of the Spanish pop group Mecano, Tarja Turunen formerly of power metal group Nightwish, Despina Vandi, Alexander Veljanov of Darkwave group Deine Lakaien, Swedish singer September. Other musicians that have collaborated with Schiller include Lang Lang, Klaus Schulze, Mike Oldfield, Helen Boulding, Kate Havnevik, Damae of Fragma, Jaël of Swiss band Lunik, Stephenie Coker and German actress Anna Maria Mühe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Schiller

    shil′ėr, n. the peculiar bronze-like lustre observed in certain minerals, as hypersthene, &c., due to internal reflection.—ns. Schillerisā′tion, the process by which microscopic crystals have been developed in other minerals so as to give a submetallic sheen by internal reflection; Schill′erite, or Schill′er-spar rock, enstatite schillerised. [Ger.]

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Schiller is ranked #3884 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Schiller surname appeared 9,132 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Schiller.

    94.8% or 8,665 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 193 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 116 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 87 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 43 total occurrences were Black.
    0.3% or 28 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Schiller in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Schiller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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