Other forms: Humboldts

Definitions of Humboldt
  1. noun
    German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
    synonyms: Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt, Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt
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    philologist, philologue
    a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
  2. noun
    German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
    synonyms: Baron Alexander von Humboldt, Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
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    natural scientist, naturalist
    a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
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