Definition of Robinson

1. Noun. English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975).

Exact synonyms: Robert Robinson, Sir Robert Robinson
Generic synonyms: Chemist

2. Noun. United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989).

3. Noun. Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958).

4. Noun. United States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863-1936).
Exact synonyms: James Harvey Robinson
Generic synonyms: Historian, Historiographer

5. Noun. United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972).

6. Noun. United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935).
Exact synonyms: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Generic synonyms: Poet

7. Noun. United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973).

Definition of Robinson

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robinson

Robeson Channel
Robin's syndrome
Robin Goodfellow
Robin Hood
Robinia hispida
Robinia pseudoacacia
Robinia viscosa
Robinson's disease
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Jeffers
Robinson catheter
Robinson index
Robison-Embden ester
Robison ester

Literary usage of Robinson

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"MM Has- N 18 '16 robinson, Benjamin Lincoln Diagnoses and notes relating to ... Constr Q 4:486-97 S '16 robinson, Charles Mulford Recent citv plan reports. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"New Repub 7: Ap 5 '16 robinson, Eloise Barbara buys a bonnet. ... Unpop R 5:318-31 Ap '16 robinson, Sumner Interior decoration and personality. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"His brother, Sir William Cleaver Francis robinson [qv Suppl. ... On 3 March 1854 robinson was appointed to one of those posts which for many years formed ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Mr. robinson introduced a different practice, calculated to display the agility of ... robinson had a daughter, who was a contralto singer and the original ..."

5. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"robinson, Leonard Browning, 1873- Reference work on Iowa Justice practice, ... robinson, Nellie Grace, 1874- Philo's daughter: the story of the daughter of ..."

6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1902)
"Harry robinson. (There was a long suit between Mr. robinson and the town of Guilford about a fence built by the former, which suit is discussed in Steiner'g ..."

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