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Herbert

[hur-bert] /ˈhɜr bərt/
noun
1.
Frank, 1920–86, U.S. science-fiction writer.
2.
George, 1593–1633, English clergyman and poet.
3.
Victor, 1859–1924, U.S. composer and orchestra conductor, born in Ireland.
4.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “army” and “bright.”.
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  • Herbert was not to be found either then or at p. 109dinner-time.

    That Stick Charlotte M. Yonge
  • And at this time Shakespeare has suffered Herbert's betrayal.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • “I suppose so,” replied Herbert, feeling that his education had been neglected.

    The Boy Broker Frank A. Munsey
  • Manifestly, Shakespeare is thinking of Herbert and his base betrayal.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • On the contrary, Mrs. Herbert was subdued and tired-looking.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
British Dictionary definitions for Herbert

Herbert

/ˈhɜːbət/
noun
1.
Edward, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. 1583–1648, English philosopher and poet, noted for his deistic views
2.
his brother, George. 1593–1633, English Metaphysical poet. His chief work is The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (1633)
3.
Zbigniew (əzˈbɪɡnɪəf), 1924–98, Polish poet and dramatist, noted esp for his dramatic monologues
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Word Origin and History for Herbert

masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old French Herbert, Latinized from Frankish *Hari-berct, *Her(e)-bert, literally "army-bright;" see harry (v.) + bright (adj.).

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