[ rob-ert ]


  1. Henry Mar·tyn [mahr, -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.”

Discover More

Example Sentences

His unwed, teenage mother drowned herself shortly after his birth, in 1897, leaving Robert in the care of a biological father who wanted nothing to do with him, the Austro-Hungarian elite Lodovico Oros de Bartini.

From Ozy

At 7, Nichols and his younger brother Robert embarked on a boat by themselves to New York City.

As one of the best journalists out there covering crypto, Robert was on the case for another story in our investing package.

From Fortune

Robert offers both sides of the debate, though a recent analysis by JPMorgan Chase strategists John Normand and Federico Manicardi came down firmly with the skeptics.

From Fortune

“All of those gifts were anchored in what Robert did,” Thomas said.

“You can imagine the sound of that gun on a Bronx street,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says.

So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.

And yet as Robert Ward discovered, Marvin—for all of his larger-than-life machismo—was surprising in real life.

But the last national figure to wield ancient personal authority in an explicitly religious way was Robert F. Kennedy.

And the Absinthe House has a full list: Other famous imbibers include P.T. Barnum, Oscar Wilde, and General Robert E. Lee.

Many had predicted that Robert would devote himself to Mrs. Pontellier when he arrived.

Madame Ratignolle begged Robert to accompany her to the house; she complained of cramp in her limbs and stiffness of the joints.

Robert Fitzgerald received a patent in England for making salt water fresh.

Robert uttered a shrill, piercing whistle which might have been heard back at the wharf.

Robert went over and seated himself on the broad sill of one of the dormer windows.