Robert

[ rob-ert ]
/ ˈrɒb ərt /
|

noun

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).
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “bright.”

Definition for robert (2 of 3)

Robert I


noun

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

Definition for robert (3 of 3)

Ashe

[ ash ]
/ æʃ /

noun

ArthurRobert, Jr., 1943–93, U.S. tennis player.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for robert

British Dictionary definitions for robert (1 of 2)

Ashe

/ (æʃ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for robert (2 of 2)

Robert I

/ (ˈrɒbət) /

noun

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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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"].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper