a dull-colored woodpecker, Melanerpes uropygialis, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
[gil-bert] /ˈgɪl bərt/ noun, Electricity. 1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns. Abbreviation: Gi. [gil-bert] /ˈgɪl bərt/ noun 1. Cass, 1859–1934, U.S. architect. 2. Henry Franklin Belknap [bel-nap] /ˈbɛl næp/ (Show IPA), 1868–1928, U.S. composer. 3. Sir Humphrey, 1537–83, English soldier, navigator, and colonizer in America. 4. John (John Pringle) 1895–1936, […]
[el-is] /ˈɛl ɪs/ plural noun 1. a former British colony, comprising the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and other widely scattered islands in the central Pacific Ocean.
- Gilbert and george
noun 1. a team of artists, Gilbert Proesch, Italian, born 1942, and George Passmore, British, born 1943: noted esp for their photomontages and performance works
- Gilbert and sullivan
Two Englishmen of the nineteenth century who wrote many witty operettas satirizing society of the Victorian period (see satire). W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert wrote the song lyrics and spoken dialogue, and Arthur Sullivan wrote the music. Their works include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance.