from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Robert, Henry Martyn 1837-1923. American army engineer and parliamentary authority. He designed the defenses for Washington, D.C., during the Civil War and later wrote Robert's Rules of Order (1876).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Herb Robert, under Herb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as herb-robert.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States parliamentary authority and author (in 1876) of Robert's Rules of Order (1837-1923)
From Anglo-Norman Robert, from the Old Frankish cognate of Old High German Hrodperht (normalised form: Ruodberht), from Proto-Germanic *hrōþiz (“fame”) + Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (“bright, shining”). (Wiktionary)