Meaning of gilbert

gil•bert

Pronunciation: (gil'burt), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns. Abbr.: Gi

Gil•bert

Pronunciation: (gil'burt), [key]
— n.
  1. 1859–1934, U.S. architect.
  2. 1868–1928, U.S. composer.
  3. 1537–83, English soldier, navigator, and colonizer in America.
  4. (John Pringle), 1895–1936, U.S. film actor.
  5. 1544–1603, English physician and physicist: pioneer experimenter in magnetism and electricity.
  6. 1836–1911, English dramatist and poet: collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan.
  7. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “pledge” and “bright.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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