WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
Rob•in•son  (robin sən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalBill ("Bojangles''), 1878–1949, U.S. tap dancer.
  2. Board•man  (robin sən),USA pronunciation 1876–1952, U.S. painter and illustrator, born in Nova Scotia.
  3. BiographicalEdward G. (Emanuel Goldenberg), 1893–1973, U.S. actor, born in Rumania.
  4. BiographicalEdwin Arlington, 1869–1935, U.S. poet.
  5. Frederick John, Viscount Gode•rich  (robin sən),USA pronunciation 1st Earl of Ripon, 1782–1859, British statesman: prime minister 1827–28.
  6. BiographicalJack Roosevelt (Jackie), 1919–72, U.S. baseball player.
  7. BiographicalJames Harvey, 1863–1936, U.S. historian.
  8. BiographicalRay (Walker Smith) ("Sugar Ray''), born 1921, U.S. boxer.
  9. BiographicalSir Robert, 1886–1975, English chemist: Nobel prize 1947.
  10. a male given name.


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Robinson /ˈrɒbɪnsən/ n
  1. Edward G., real name Emanuel Goldenberg. 1893–1973, US film actor, born in Romania, famous esp for gangster roles. His films include Little Caesar (1930), Brother Orchid (1940), Double Indemnity (1944), and All My Sons (1948)
  2. Edward Arlington. 1869–1935, US poet, author of narrative verse, often based on Arthurian legend. His works include Collected Poems (1922), The Man Who Died Twice (1924), and Tristram (1927)
  3. (William) Heath. 1872–1944, British cartoonist and book illustrator, best known for his comic drawings of fantastic machines
  4. John (Arthur Thomas)1919–83, British bishop and theologian, best known for his controversial Honest to God (1963), which popularized radical theological discussion. He was suffragan Bishop of Woolwich (1959–69)
  5. Mary. born 1944, Irish barrister and politician: president of Ireland 1990–97; U.N. high commissioner for human rights (1997–2001)
  6. Smokey, real name William Robinson. born 1940, US Motown singer, songwriter, and producer. His hits include "The Tears of a Clown" (1970) (with the Miracles) and "Being with you" (1981)
  7. "Sugar" Ray, real name Walker Smith. 1921–89, US boxer, winner of the world middleweight championship on five separate occasions



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