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Gibbs

[gibz] /gɪbz/
noun
1.
James, 1682–1754, Scottish architect and author.
2.
Josiah Willard, 1839–1903, U.S. physicist.
3.
Oliver Wolcott
[woo l-kuh t] /ˈwʊl kət/ (Show IPA),
1822–1908, U.S. chemist and educator.
4.
Sir Philip, 1877–1962, English journalist and writer.

Sidney

[sid-nee] /ˈsɪd ni/
noun
1.
Sir Philip, 1554–86, English poet, writer, statesman, and soldier.
2.
a city in N Ohio.
3.
a male or female given name: a family name taken from a French placename, Saint Denis.
Also, Sydney (for defs 1, 3).

Sydney

[sid-nee] /ˈsɪd ni/
noun
1.
Sir Philip, Sidney, Sir Philip.
2.
a seaport in and the capital of New South Wales, in SE Australia.
3.
a seaport on NE Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
4.
a male or female given name.
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Gibbs

/ɡɪbz/
noun
1.
James. 1682–1754, British architect; his buildings include St Martin's-in-the-Fields, London (1722–26), and the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford (1737–49)
2.
Josiah Willard. 1839–1903, US physicist and mathematician: founder of chemical thermodynamics

Sidney

/ˈsɪdnɪ/
noun
1.
Algernon. 1622–83, English Whig politician, beheaded for his supposed part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II and the future James II: author of Discourses Concerning Government (1689)
2.
Sir Philip. 1554–86, English poet, courtier, and soldier. His works include the pastoral romance Arcadia (1590), the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591), and The Defence of Poesie (1595), one of the earliest works of literary criticism in English

Sydney1

/ˈsɪdnɪ/
noun
1.
a port in SE Australia, capital of New South Wales, on an inlet of the S Pacific: the largest city in Australia and the first British settlement, established as a penal colony in 1788; developed rapidly after 1820 with the discovery of gold in its hinterland; large wool market; three universities. Pop: 3 502 301 (2001)
2.
a port in SE Canada, in Nova Scotia on NE Cape Breton Island: capital of Cape Breton Island until 1820, when the island united administratively with Nova Scotia. Pop: 32 286 (2006)

Sydney2

/ˈsɪdnɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (Sir Philip) Sidney
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Word Origin and History for philip, sir

Sydney

Australian city, founded 1788 and named for British Home Secretary Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800). The family name (also Sidney) is literally "dweller by the well-watered land," from Old English sid "side" + ieg "island."

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Gibbs
  (gĭbz)   
American physicist known especially for his investigations of thermodynamics. He developed methods for analyzing the thermodynamic properties of substances, and his findings established the basic theory for physical chemistry.
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Sydney definition


Largest city in Australia, located in the southeastern part of the country, surrounding Port Jackson inlet on the Pacific Ocean; the capital and largest city of New South Wales state; Australia's chief port and main cultural and industrial center.

Note: Sydney was founded in 1788 as Australia's first settlement for convicts from Britain.
Note: It was the site of the 2000 summer Olympic Games.
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