Definition of Roberts

1. Noun. United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943).

Exact synonyms: Richard J. Roberts, Richard John Roberts
Generic synonyms: Chemist

2. Noun. United States evangelist (born 1918).
Exact synonyms: Oral Roberts
Generic synonyms: Evangelist, Gospeler, Gospeller, Revivalist

3. Noun. United States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885-1957).
Exact synonyms: Kenneth Roberts
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

4. Noun. A Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722).
Exact synonyms: Bartholomew Roberts
Generic synonyms: Buccaneer, Pirate, Sea Robber, Sea Rover

Definition of Roberts

1. Noun. (plural of Robert) ¹

2. Proper noun. An English and Welsh patronymic surname from the given name Robert. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roberts

Robert Schumann
Robert Scott
Robert Southey
Robert Traill Spence Lowell Jr.
Robert Treat Paine
Robert Tyre Jones
Robert Van de Graaff
Robert Venturi
Robert Walpole
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Robert William Service
Robert Woodrow Wilson
Robert the Bruce
Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine
Roberts syndrome
Robertshaw tube
Robertson pupil
Robertson screw
Robertson screwdriver
Robertsonian translocation
Robeson Channel
Robin's syndrome

Literary usage of Roberts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Lit Digest 49:1140 D 5 '14 roberts, M. Emma Art courses in elementary, ... Tech World 23:772-7 Ag '15 roberts, Mervin Putting the machine out of business. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Am City (T and С ed) 15:645-6 D '16 roberts, Cecil Springtime in Cookham Dean; ... Lit Digest 55:36 S l '17 roberts, Dorothy Gwynne Unknown princess; poem. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"John roberts, whose family had long been connected with that ... His grandfather, John roberts, who married Mary Susannah ..."

4. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"roberts, Peter, 1859- Immigrant races in North America. ... See roberts, D. Vermont digest, 1789- Track formulae and tables: a handbook of the theory and ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"English R 29:234 S '19 roberts, Edith Adelaide Epidermal cells of roots, ... Countryside M 22:1S Ja '16 roberts, George D. Effect of war with Germany. ..."

6. American Book Prices Current (1919)
"(signature С in duplicate), roberts, G., Apr. Ю, '18. (310) $25.00. ... (small piece cut from title-page), roberts, G., Apr. 10, '18. (286) $6.00. ..."

7. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1898)
"roberts, Rev. Griffith, Canon of Llandaff and Diocesan Missioner for Diocese of ... 1857; s. of WH roberts, late Superintending Inspector of Income Tax. ..."

8. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"Suit by AJ Peck, Assignee of the Elk Motor Truck Company, against WS roberts and others. Decree for complainant, and defendant named appeals. Affirmed. ..."

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