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

  • Roberts, John Glover, Jr. Born 1955. American jurist who has served as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 2005.
  • Roberts, Kenneth 1885-1957. American writer noted for his historical novels about the Colonial period, including Northwest Passage (1937).
  • Roberts, Oral Born 1918. American evangelist who has preached widely on tours and radio and television broadcasts.
  • Roberts, Richard John Born 1943. British-born chemist. He shared a 1993 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering that some genes are not continuous but instead contain sequences, known as introns, that do not function as codes for the formation of a protein.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of Robert.
  • proper n. An English and Welsh patronymic surname from the given name Robert.

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

  • n. United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
  • n. a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
  • n. United States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885-1957)
  • n. United States evangelist (born 1918)


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