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schiller

[shil-er] /ˈʃɪl ər/
noun
1.
a bronzelike luster, sometimes with iridescence, occurring on certain minerals.
Origin of schiller
1795-1805
1795-1805; < German: play of colors, glitter

Schiller

[shil-er] /ˈʃɪl ər/
noun
1.
Ferdinand Canning Scott
[kan-ing] /ˈkæn ɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
1864–1937, English philosopher in the U.S.
2.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von
[yoh-hahn kris-tawf free-drikh fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈkrɪs tɔf ˈfri drɪx fən/ (Show IPA),
1759–1805, German poet, dramatist, and historian.
3.
Astronomy. an elliptical walled plain in the third quadrant of the face of the moon: about 112 miles (180 km) in length and 60 miles (100 km) in width.
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  • schiller's rebellion which was in the first instance directed against society, was afterwards directed against the monarchy alone.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • The story reads exactly like the story of Goethe and schiller.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Adjacent was the small summer house, still poetically standing, where schiller wrote "Don Carlos" a century and a quarter before.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • He is the true countryman of his contemporaries Goethe and schiller.

    Sophist Plato
  • In death I may proudly and joyfully confess I have loved schiller!

    Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach
British Dictionary definitions for schiller

schiller

/ˈʃɪlə/
noun
1.
an unusual iridescent or metallic lustre in some minerals caused by internal reflection from certain inclusions such as gas cavities or mineral intergrowths. Formula: NaFe3B3Al3(Al3Si6O27)(OH)4
Word Origin
C19: from German Schiller iridescence, from Old High German scilihen to blink

Schiller

/German ˈʃɪlər/
noun
1.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von (joˈhan ˈkrɪstɔf ˈfriːdrɪç fɔn). 1759–1805, German poet, dramatist, historian, and critic. His concern with the ideal freedom of the human spirit to rise above the constraints placed upon it is reflected in his great trilogy Wallenstein (1800) and in Maria Stuart (1800)
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