- 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.”
- 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.
- ArthurRobert, Jr., 1943–93, U.S. tennis player.
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Contemporary Examples of robert
“You can imagine the sound of that gun on a Bronx street,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over
January 5, 2015
And yet as Robert Ward discovered, Marvin—for all of his larger-than-life machismo—was surprising in real life.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
But the last national figure to wield ancient personal authority in an explicitly religious way was Robert F. Kennedy.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
And the Absinthe House has a full list: Other famous imbibers include P.T. Barnum, Oscar Wilde, and General Robert E. Lee.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Historical Examples of robert
"This gun makes me even with you," said Robert, returning his look unflinchingly.
This business attended to, Robert bent his steps to Mr. Paine's office.
Robert was fully aware that he was exposing himself to a horrible death.
"I've got something to do pretty quick," thought Robert, with satisfaction.
Robert pointed in silence to the huge rock which lay on the track.
- Arthur (Robert). 1943–93, US tennis player: US champion 1968; Wimbledon champion 1975
- 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)
Word Origin and History for 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"].