albert








< /French œˈʒɛn/Francis Charles,1864–1932, German-French pianist and composer, born in Scotland.

noun

  1. a kind of watch chain usually attached to a waistcoat
  2. British a standard size of notepaper, 6 × 3 7/8 inches

noun

  1. Lake Albert a lake in E Africa, between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) and Uganda in the great Rift Valley, 660 m (2200 ft) above sea level: a source of the Nile, fed by the Victoria Nile, which leaves as the Albert Nile. Area: 5345 sqkm (2064 sq miles)Former name: Lake Mobutu

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  1. Prince. full name Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 1819–61, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland

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  1. c. 1255–1308, king of Germany (1298–1308)
  2. 1875–1934, king of the Belgians (1909–34)
  3. called Albert the Bear. c. 1100–70. German military leader: first margrave of Brandenburg

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  1. full name Albert Felix Humbert Theodore Christian Eugene Marie . born 1934, king of Belgium (1993–2013); abdicated in favour of his son Philippe

masc. proper name, from German (the French form is Aubert), from Old High German Adalbert, cognate of Old English Æþelbeorht “Noble-bright” (which was sometimes metathesized as Æþelbriht, hence the surname Albright). Second element is from Proto-Germanic berhta- “bright,” from PIE *bhereg- “to shine; bright, white” (see bright). It also figures in the names Egbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert. As a kind of watch chain, from 1861 (see Prince Albert).

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