Definition of Gilbert, William in English:

Gilbert, William

Line breaks: Wil|liam Gil|bert
Pronunciation: /ˈgɪlbət
  • (1544–1603), English physician and physicist. He discovered how to make magnets, and coined the term magnetic pole. His book De Magnete (1600) is an important early work on physics.

More definitions of Gilbert, William

Definition of Gilbert, William in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw