Prince Albert

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Albert

[al-bert]
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.
Also called Al·bert Nyan·za. 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.
4.
a male given name: from Old High German words meaning “noble” and “bright.”
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albert (ˈælbət)
 
n
1.  a kind of watch chain usually attached to a waistcoat
2.  (Brit) a standard size of notepaper, 6 × 37⁄8 inches
 
[C19: named after Prince Albert]

Albert1 (ˈælbət)
 
n
Lake Albert Former name: Lake Mobutu 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)

Albert2 (ˈælbət)
 
n
Prince. full name Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 1819--61, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland

Prince Albert
 
n
a man's double-breasted frock coat worn esp in the early 20th century

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Albert
masc. proper name, from Ger. (the Fr. form is Aubert), from O.H.G. Adalbert, cognate of O.E. Æþelbeorht "Noble-bright," sometimes metathesized as Æþelbriht, hence the surname Albright. For second element, see bright. It also figures in the names Egbert,
Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert.

Prince Albert
"piercing that consists of a ring which goes through the urethra and out behind the glans," mid-20c., supposedly so-called from the modern legend that Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-61), prince consort of Queen Victoria, had one. But the term seems to be not older than bodyart maven Doug Malloy and
his circle, and the stories about the prince may be fantastical inventions. Perhaps there is some connection with Albert underworld/pawnshop slang for "gold watch chain" (1861), which is probably from the common portraits of the prince in which he is shown with a conspicuous gold watch chain. Many fashions in male dress made popular by him bore his name late 19c.
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city, central Saskatchewan, Canada. It lies on the North Saskatchewan River 25 miles (40 km) west of its confluence with the South Saskatchewan River and 88 miles (142 km) northeast of Saskatoon.

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