Definitions

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)

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • LAURA DEPLEDGE, ROBERT SAWYERS 'ATTORNEY: Well, actually, Robert retained me back in June because we were trying to enforce the order of visitation.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2007

  • CHRISTINE SULLIVAN, ROBERT JOHNSON'S AUNT: I supported Robert in his choice to be in the military.

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2007

  • HARLAND BRAUN, ROBERT BLAKE'S ATTORNEY: Robert has always said that he was not responsible for her killing and we have gathered our case and what I've told him, I have to totally look at their case, which is extensive, apparently.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2002

  • - By robert strevell on Mar. 27 at 9: 42 AM I can't believe you even asked about closing the San Luis Pass, Robert!

    The Daily News - News

  • Kudos to robert c (who ought to be that Robert C if he isn't) for being pugnacious and effective.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • ROBERT BURKE, a Firehouse. com Contributing Editor, is the fire marshal and hazmat team member for the University of Maryland. a 28-year veteran of fire and emergency services, Robert is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, NPQS Board Certified Fire Inspector III, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, and Hazardous Materials Technician, and has served on state, county and local hazardous materials response teams.

    Firehouse.com: In The Line Of Duty

  • DIGAY, a son, ROBERT CHRISTIAN, born Dec. 16, 2009, to Robert and Maria Digay of South Lake Tahoe.

    Tahoe Daily Tribune - Top Stories

  • NEWTON - a son, ROBERT WILLIAM, born June 15, 2009, to Robert and Trisha Newton of Carson City.

    Tahoe Daily Tribune - Top Stories

  • GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE, ROBERT! "and every time I say his name, the screen flashes a little, but Robert doesn't leave.

    idiot-milk Diary Entry

  • IN 1982 a graphic artist named Kris Ellingsen went to graduate school in evolutionary biology and began coming home with the name Robert MacArthur on her lips.

    The Song of The Dodo

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