What is Wilson?

  • (noun): Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959).
    Synonyms: Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wilson:

Kate Wilson-Smith
... Kate Wilson-Smith (born 9 January 1979) is a female badminton player from Australia ... Wilson-Smith competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Jane Crabtree ... In mixed doubles, Wilson-Smith and partner Travis Denney lost to Björn Siegemund and Nicol Pitro of Germany in the round of 32 ...
British Columbia Liberal Party - History - Official Opposition Under Wilson: 1991–1994
... Wilson's policies did not coincide with many other Liberals both in the legislature and in the party who wanted to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of Social Credit ... In 1993, Wilson's leadership was further damaged by revelations of his affair with fellow Liberal MLA Judi Tyabji ... Wilson agreed to call for a leadership convention, at which he would be a candidate ...
Robert Woodrow Wilson - Life and Work
... Robert Woodrow Wilson was born on January 10, 1936, in Houston, Texas ... Wilson and Penzias also won the Henry Draper Medal of the National Academy of Sciences in 1977 ... Wilson has been a resident of Holmdel Township, New Jersey ...
Wilson's Warbler - Taxonomy and Etymology
... The Wilson's Warbler was first described in 1811 by the ornithologist Alexander Wilson, who placed it in the genus Muscicapa ... pusilla was described by Alexander Wilson in 1811 ... The Wilson's Warbler resembles the Yellow Warbler the latter is readily distinguished by its different shape, yellow wing markings, and yellow tail spots ...
Wilson, Ohio - Demographics
... There were 52 households of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "Wilson":

  • (noun): Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993).
    Synonyms: John Tuzo Wilson
  • (noun): United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918).
    Synonyms: Robert Woodrow Wilson
  • (noun): United States literary critic (1895-1972).
    Synonyms: Edmund Wilson
  • (noun): Author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870).
    Synonyms: Harriet Wilson
  • (noun): A peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high).
    Synonyms: Mount Wilson
  • (noun): Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813).
    Synonyms: Alexander Wilson
  • (noun): American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798).
    Synonyms: James Wilson
  • (noun): United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929).
    Synonyms: E. O. Wilson, Edward Osborne Wilson

Famous quotes containing the word wilson:

    When Wilson got upon his legs in those days he seems to have gone into a sort of trance, with all the peculiar illusions and delusions that belong to a pedagogue gone mashugga. He heard words giving three cheers; he saw them race across a blackboard like Mexicans pursued by the Polizei; he felt them rush up and kiss him.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Great statesmen seem to direct and rule by a sort of power to put themselves in the place of the nation over which they are set, and may thus be said to possess the souls of poets at the same time they display the coarser sense and the more vulgar sagacity of practical men of business.
    —Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    With proper attribution, to quote another’s thoughts and words is appropriate; plagiarism, however, is cheating, and it may break copyright law as well.
    —Kenneth G. Wilson (1923)