roberts


roberts

noun

  1. Sir Charles George Douglas,1860–1943, Canadian poet and novelist.
  2. Elizabeth Mad·ox [maduh ks] /ˈmæd əks/, 1886–1941, U.S. poet and novelist.
  3. Frederick Sleigh [sley] /sleɪ/, EarlBobs Bahadur, 1832–1914, British field marshal.
  4. GlennFireball, 1929–64, U.S. racing-car driver.
  5. Kenneth (Lewis),1885–1957, U.S. novelist and essayist.
  6. Oral,1918–2009, U.S. evangelist.
  7. Owen Jo·se·phus [joh-see-fuh s] /dʒoʊˈsi fəs/, 1875–1955, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1930–45.
  8. Richard John,born 1943, U.S. molecular biologist, born in England: Nobel prize 1993.

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. Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl. 1832–1914, British field marshal. He was awarded the Victoria Cross (1858) for his service during the Indian Mutiny and was commander in chief (1899–1900) in the second Boer War
  2. Julia. born 1967, US film actress; her films include Pretty Woman (1990), Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), which earned her an Academy Award, and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

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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