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Waals, J. D. van der (Johannes Diderik), 1837-1923

Dutch physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1910 for his research on the gaseous and liquid states of matter. Van der Waals set out

Wafd al-Miṣrī

( wŏft ), in modern Egyptian history, a political party. It arose out of the delegation [Arabic wafd =delegation] headed by Zaghlul Pasha that was to

Open Wages

Wages and salaries are the main forms of payments made to an employee for her/his work or services performed. Salary is a fixed periodical payment

Wagner, Otto, 1841-1918

Otto Wagner was unquestionably the father and leader of the Viennese school of architecture that produced Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Josef Olbrich,

Open Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

( rĭkh'ärt väg'nӘr ), 1813–83, German composer, b. Leipzig. Wagner was reared in a theatrical family, had a classical education, and began composing

Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953

( wăg'nӘr ), 1877–1953, American legislator, b. Germany. He arrived with his family in the United States in 1885 and grew up in poor surroundings in

Wagon trains

in U.S. history, a group of covered wagons used to convey people and supplies to the West before the coming of the railroad. The wagon replaced the

Wain, John

English poet and novelist. His first novel, Hurry on Down (1953), expresses the radical political views of the Angry Young Men of the 1950s. He

Waiting for Godot

The best-known play of Samuel BECKETT , first performed in French as En Attendant Godot (1952). It has been described as the play where nothing


Recreational and competitive water sport in which a person is pulled across the surface of the water on a wakeboard , usually about 1.2 m/4 ft long