SKIP TO CONTENT

William Gilbert

Definitions of William Gilbert
  1. noun
    a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    synonyms: Gilbert, Sir William Gilbert, William S. Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert
    see moresee less
    example of:
    librettist
    author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta
    poet
    a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
  2. noun
    English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    synonyms: Gilbert
    see moresee less
    example of:
    Dr., MD, doc, doctor, medico, physician
    a licensed medical practitioner
    physicist
    a scientist trained in physics
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week