from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Robinson, Brooks Calbert, Jr. Born 1937. American baseball player noted for his defensive skills. In 22 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (1955-1977), he led the American League in fielding percentage 11 times and was named the most valuable player in 1964.
- Robinson, Edward G. Originally Emanuel Goldenberg. 1893-1973. Romanian-born American actor known for his portrayal of gangsters in motion pictures, including Little Caesar (1930).
- Robinson, Edwin Arlington 1869-1935. American poet whose works include long narratives and character studies of New Englanders, including "Miniver Cheevy” (1910).
- Robinson, Frank Born 1935. American baseball player who, during his career with the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, became the first player named most valuable player of both the National (1961) and American (1966) leagues.
- Robinson, Jack Roosevelt Known as "Jackie.” 1919-1972. American baseball player. The first African-American player in the major leagues in the 20th century, he was a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956), had a lifetime batting average of .311, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
- Robinson, James Harvey 1863-1936. American historian who stressed the importance of social and intellectual events on the course of history. He was a founder of the New School for Social Research in New York City (1919).
- Robinson, Mary Born 1944. Irish lawyer and politician who served as the first woman president of Ireland (1990-1997). Her administration was marked by a series of controversial changes concerning civil rights and family law.
- Robinson, Ray Known as "Sugar Ray.” 1921-1989. American prizefighter who was world champion six times, once as a welterweight (1946-1951) and five times as a middleweight (1951-1960).
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
- n. United States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863-1936)
- n. English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
- n. United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
- n. United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972)
- n. United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
- n. Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
From Robin + -son. (Wiktionary)