HyperDic: humboldt

English > 2 senses of the word Humboldt:
NOUNperson Humboldt, Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt, Baron Karl Wilhelm von HumboldtGerman philologist noted for his studies / studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
person Humboldt, Baron Alexander von Humboldt, Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von HumboldtGerman naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
Humboldt > pronunciation
Soundshhah'mbow.lt
Rhymesbolt ... volt: 9 rhymes with owlt...
English > Humboldt: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningGerman philologist noted for his studies / studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835).
SynonymsBaron Wilhelm von Humboldt, Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
Instance ofphilologist, philologueA humanist specializing in classical scholarship
English > Humboldt: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningGerman naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859).
SynonymsBaron Alexander von Humboldt, Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
Instance ofnaturalist, natural scientistA biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)

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