gilbert

noun

gil·​bert ˈgil-bərt How to pronounce gilbert (audio)
: the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force equivalent to 10/4π ampere-turn

Word History

Etymology

William Gilbert

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gilbert was in 1893

Dictionary Entries Near gilbert

Cite this Entry

“Gilbert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gilbert. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

gilbert

noun
gil·​bert ˈgil-bərt How to pronounce gilbert (audio)
: the cgs unit of magnetomotive force equivalent to 5/(2π) or about 0.794 ampere-turn

Geographical Definition

Gilbert

geographical name

Gil·​bert ˈgil-bərt How to pronounce Gilbert (audio)
town in southwest central Arizona southeast of Mesa population 208,453

Biographical Definition

Gilbert 1 of 4

biographical name (1)

Gil·​bert ˈgil-bərt How to pronounce Gilbert (audio)
Cass 1859–1934 American architect

Gilbert

2 of 4

biographical name (2)

Sir Humphrey circa 1539–1583 English navigator

Gilbert

3 of 4

biographical name (3)

William 1544–1603 English physician and physicist

Gilbert

4 of 4

biographical name (4)

Sir William Schwenck 1836–1911 English librettist and poet
Gilbertian adjective
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