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Werner

[wur-ner; for 1 also German ver-nuh r] /ˈwɜr nər; for 1 also German ˈvɛr nər/
noun
1.
Alfred
[al-fred,, -frid;; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɛd,, -frɪd;; German ˈɑl freɪt/ (Show IPA),
1866–1919, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize 1913.
2.
a male given name.
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  • "And I know the very man for the job," said Werner Stauffacher.

    William Tell Told Again P. G. Wodehouse
  • "In the first place, Princess Ligovski is a woman of forty-five," answered Werner.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • She stared at Werner, and was falling; but Farina's arm clung instantly round her waist.

  • Werner left, fully convinced that he had put me on my guard.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • When Werner asks him for the hand of Margaretha, he not only refuses it, but orders him to leave the castle.

British Dictionary definitions for Werner

Werner

/German ˈvɛrnər/
noun
1.
Abraham Gottlieb (ˈaːbrəham ˈɡɔtloːp). 1749–1817, German geologist. He emphasized the importance of field and laboratory observation for understanding the earth
2.
Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1866–1919, Swiss chemist, born in Germany. He developed a coordination theory of the valency of inorganic complexes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1913
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