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Robert

[rob-ert]
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noun
  1. Henry Mar·tyn [mahr-tn] /ˈmɑr tn/, 1837–1923, U.S. engineer and authority on parliamentary procedure: author of Robert's Rules of Order (1876, revised 1915).
  2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “bright.”
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Robert I

noun
  1. Robert the Devil, died 1035, duke of Normandy 1028–35 (father of William I of England).
  2. Also called Robert the Bruce, Robert Bruce. 1274–1329, king of Scotland 1306–29.
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Ashe

[ash]
noun
  1. ArthurRobert, Jr., 1943–93, U.S. tennis player.
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  • "This gun makes me even with you," said Robert, returning his look unflinchingly.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • This business attended to, Robert bent his steps to Mr. Paine's office.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Robert was fully aware that he was exposing himself to a horrible death.

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    Horatio Alger

  • "I've got something to do pretty quick," thought Robert, with satisfaction.

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    Horatio Alger

  • Robert pointed in silence to the huge rock which lay on the track.

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    Horatio Alger


British Dictionary definitions for robert

Ashe

noun
  1. Arthur (Robert). 1943–93, US tennis player: US champion 1968; Wimbledon champion 1975
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Robert I

noun
  1. known as Robert the Bruce . 1274–1329, king of Scotland (1306–29): he defeated the English army of Edward II at Bannockburn (1314) and gained recognition of Scotland's independence (1328)
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Word Origin and History for robert

Robert

masc. proper name, from Old North French form of Old High German Hrodberht "bright-fame, bright with glory," from hrod- "fame, glory," from Proto-Germanic *hrothi-, + -berht "bright" (see Albert). The name of William the Conqueror's rebellious oldest son. "It was introduced by Normans during the reign of Edward the Confessor and became very popular" ["Dictionary of English Surnames"].

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