from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Herbert, George 1593-1633. English metaphysical poet whose works, including "The Collar” (1633), are religious in theme and marked by rich symbolism and inventive meter.
  • Herbert, Victor 1859-1924. American composer and conductor best known for his comic operas, including Babes in Toyland (1903).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name. In modern use partly transferred back from the surname.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States musician and composer and conductor noted for his comic operas (1859-1924)


From Germanic heri "army" + berht "bright". (Wiktionary)



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