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Meaning of MARTIN

Pronunciation:  'mârteen, 'mârtn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
  2. [n]  United States singer (1917-1995)
  3. [n]  United States actress (1913-1990)
  4. [n]  United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
  5. [n]  French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)

MARTIN is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Dean Martin, Dino Paul Crocetti, Mary Martin, St Martin, Steve Martin
 See Also: actor, actress, bank martin, bank swallow, bishop, comedian, comic, Delichon urbica, histrion, house martin, player, Progne subis, purple martin, Riparia riparia, role player, sand martin, singer, swallow, thespian, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mar"tin\, n. (Stone Working) [Etymol. uncertain.]
    A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
  2. \Mar"tin\, n. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin.
    Cf. {Martlet}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail
    less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.
    [Written also {marten}.]
    Note: The American purple martin, or bee martin ({Progne
          subis, or purpurea}), and the European house, or
          window, martin ({Hirundo, or Chelidon, urbica}), are
          the best known species.
    {Bank martin}.
    (a) The bank swallow. See under {Bank}.
    (b) The fairy martin. See under {Fairy}.
    {Bee martin}.
    (a) The purple martin.
    (b) The kingbird.
    {Sand martin}, the bank swallow.