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martin

noun mar·tin \ˈmär-tən\

: a small bird that is related to the swallows

Full Definition of MARTIN

1
:  a small Eurasian bird (Delichon urbica) of the swallow family with a forked tail, bluish-black head and back, and white rump and underparts
2
:  any of various birds (especially genus Progne) of the swallow family other than the Eurasian martin — compare purple martin

Origin of MARTIN

probably from St. Martin
First Known Use: 1589

Rhymes with MARTIN

Martin

biographical name Mar·tin \ˈmär-tən, mär-ˈtaⁿ\

Definition of MARTIN

Saint ca 316–397 Martin of Tours patron saint of France

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biographical name Mar·tin \ˈmär-tən\

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Archer John Porter 1910–2002 British chem.

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Glenn Luther 1886–1955 Am. airplane manuf.

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Joseph William 1884–1968 Am. publisher & polit.

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biographical name Mar·tin \ˈmär-tən, mär-ˈtaⁿ\

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Paul (Edgar Philippe) 1938– prime min. of Canada (2003–06)
MARTIN Defined for Kids

martin

noun mar·tin \ˈmär-tən\

Definition of MARTIN for Kids

1
:  a European swallow with a forked tail
2
:  any of several birds (as the North American purple martin) resembling or related to the true martin
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