robert


robert

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.”

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.

noun

  1. ArthurRobert, Jr., 1943–93, U.S. tennis player.

noun

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

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)

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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