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Albert

[al-bert] /ˈæl bərt/
noun
1.
Carl (Bert) 1908–2000, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1971–77.
2.
Prince (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emanuel, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1819–61, consort of Queen Victoria.
3.
Lake. Also called Albert Nyanza, Mobuto Lake. a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a source of the Nile. 100 miles (160 km) long; 2061 sq. mi. (5338 sq. km); 2030 feet (619 meters) above sea level.
Official name Lake Mobutu Sese Seko.
4.
a male given name: from Old High German words meaning “noble” and “bright.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for c. albert

albert

/ˈælbət/
noun
1.
a kind of watch chain usually attached to a waistcoat
2.
(Brit) a standard size of notepaper, 6 × 37/8 inches
Word Origin
C19: named after Prince Albert

Albert1

/ˈælbət/
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

Albert2

/ˈælbət/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for c. albert

Albert

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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