American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hawking, Stephen William Born 1942. British theoretical physicist noted for his research into the origin of the universe. His work influenced the development of the big bang and black hole theories.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sport of capturing birds and small quadrupeds by means of trained birds of the falcon kind, generically called hawks; falconry.
- n. An English patronymic surname, variant of Hawkins.
- n. physics The surname of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking used attributively in the name of various theories and results in physics.
- n. English theoretical physicist (born in 1942)
- n. the act of selling goods for a living
“Bantam Dell called the title Hawking's "ultimate book" and said it would tackle questions such as "Why do we exist?" and other key hows and whys of the universe.”
“Stephen Hawking is no doubt the most celebrated scientist in the world.”
“Legendary cosmologist and author Professor Stephen Hawking is reported to be 'comfortable' after being rushed to hospital from his home in Cambridge.”
“Can't remember the rest of the one where Stephen Hawking is described as a great dribbler but still crap at football.”
“That's like asking if Stephen Hawking is our generation's Gomer Pyle.”
“(Trivia: Did you know that Stephen Hawking is the only person to play himself on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation?)”
“Sure, Stephen Hawking is alive, but he's far more well known for overcoming his disabilities to do great scientific stuff, than for his scientific stuff itself (does anybody really understand A Brief History of Time?).”
“Hawking is in league with Abaddon or Widmore or both.”
“Certainly Hawking is doing some manipulation, as she spoke plainly to Desmond about time and fate.”
“Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist and author who has worked through a severe physical disability to pioneer academic research in math and physics.”
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