- The common noun is Named after physicist Albert Einstein.
Einstein (plural Einsteins)
- Albert Einstein, the world-famous 20th-century theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity.
- 1919 November 10, “LIGHTS ALL ASKEW IN THE HEAVENS”, in New York Times:
- Men of Science More or Less Agog Over Results of Eclipse Observations.
EINSTEIN THEORY TRIUMPHS
Stars Not Where They Seemed or Were Calculated to be, but Nobody Need Worry.
A BOOK FOR 12 WISE MEN
No More in All the World Could Comprehend it, Said Einstein When His Daring Publishers Accepted it.
- 1996 December, Gary Andrew Poole, “Qua”, in Wired, →ISSN:
- We're sitting in a coffee shop in Sunnyvale, California. It's late. I've had a few beers, and my dinner date has downed a few plum wines. I peer deep into his eyes, trying to figure out why so many people throughout the high tech universe think Henry Massalin could be the Einstein of our time.
- 2000 January 22, Listener Limerick Challenge: Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, spoken by Carl Kasell, via National Public Radio:
- If Einstein, my dear / Were a toll booth cashier / I imagine he too would be [bored]
- A surname from German.
- Albert Einstein
- Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC)
- Bose-Einstein statistics
- Einstein field equation
- Einsteinian relativity
- Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (E-P-R paradox, EPR paradox, EPR)
- Einstein-Rosen bridge (E-R bridge, ER bridge, ER)
- Einstein's constant
- EPR=ER, ER=EPR
- Stark-Einstein law
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Einstein is the 34390th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 659 individuals. Einstein is most common among White (94.54%) individuals.
Einstein (plural Einsteins)
- (sometimes sarcastic) An extremely clever or intelligent person.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:know-it-all
- Can you believe he's just a kindergartener? It looks like they've got an Einstein in the family.
- Good job, Einstein, thinking you could grab the wires with your pliers.
The surname is habitational, from any of various places named with a Middle High German derivative of einsteinen ("to enclose or surround with stone"); see ein-, Stein, and -en. The "an extremely intelligent person" sense is an eponym of Albert Einstein.
1With an article.
- An extremely intelligent person.
- Columbo (a person stating the obvious)
- ^ Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Einstein”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 518:
- 1. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places named with a Middle High German derivative of einsteinen ‘to enclose or surround with stone’. In the unsettled social climate of the Middle Ages even relatively minor settlements were commonly surrounded with stone walls as a defense against attack. 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German ein ‘one’ + Stein ‘stone’.
- “Einstein” in Duden online
Einstein m pers
- Einstein in Polish dictionaries at PWN
Einstein m or f by sense
Einstein m (invariable)
- an Einstein (an extremely intelligent or wise person)