American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various swallows, such as the house martin or the purple martin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of marten.
- n. Any swallow of the family Hirundinidæ; a martinet; a martlet. The name has no specific meaning, and is commonly used with a qualifying term. The house-martin (or house-swallow), Ilirundo or Chelidon urbica of Europe, is one of the best-known, so named because it nests under the eaves of houses. (See
Chelidon.) The sand-martin, Cotile or Clivicola riparia, common to Europe, Asia, and America, is oftener known as the bank-swallow. (See Cotile, and cut under bank-swallow.) Purple martins are the several American species of the genus Progne, one of which, P. subis or purpurea, is an abundant and familiar bird of the United States; it is one of the largest of the swallow family, and the adult male is entirely of a glossy blue-black color. (See cut under Progne.) A few birds not of this family are sometimes called martins, as the king-bird or tyrant fiycatcher of North America, Tyrannus carolinensis, popularly known as the bee-martin. (See cut under king-bird.) Kingfishers are sometimes called by their French name, martin-pêcheur. Also called martinet.
- n. An ape.
- n. See the quotation.
- n. A tool for grinding or polishing stone. It consists of a brass plate faced with a flat stone. An opening is pierced through the plate and stone to permit sand to pass through and come between the martin and the stone which is being ground.
- n. A shortened form of freemartin.
- n. Any of various passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, which also includes swallows, that catch insects whilst flying.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Stone Working) A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
- n. (Zoöl.) One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.
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- n. French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
- n. any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
- n. United States actress (1913-1990)
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- Middle English martoune, probably from the name Martin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Panther martin is a great lure, but I have hooked over 10 types of fish on a single rooster tail.”
“Nick it sounds to me that that's what martin is trying to do here. bridge that gap.”
“My question to tea partiers and ms. martin is where were they when bush and the GOP were raping the middle class to give to the wealthy?”
“Yes | No | Report from elaphant444 wrote 34 weeks 4 days ago the panther martin is very underated on the list, it is my favorite trout lure.”
“I also fear Martin will fall victim to Jordan-itis and SOI&F will end up being a neverending snooze fest. in truth I found a game of thrones dull for the most part, and while martin is quite ambitious and i can respect that, I am simply not impressed overly with it all.”
“The purple martin is another bird belonging to our Western World, entirely different from the martin of Europe; it is a bird of wide range, however, over this continent, reaching from the Equator to the northern fur countries.”
“Captains Gosnold, Salterne and Martin Pring on the coast of new england: Perhaps the last gives the name martin's vineyard, as sometimes styled, iii.”
“i personally thing martin is the best but the answer to your question is yes”
“The martin is the size of a large tree squirrel; the fisher is about twice that size.”
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“Unless very hotly pursued by a dog, or other swift enemy, it will not be treed until it has reached the tree that contains its nest, and, of course, it drops securely into its hole, bidding defiance to whatever enemy -- unless, indeed, that enemy chance to be the pine-martin, which is capable of following it even to the bottom of its dark tree-cave.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘martin’.
Inspired by gangerh's extremely addictive list songbirds, this is the same type list, but for male names. Same rules apply:
Names of boys in song titles. Not in the lyrics, just in the title...
List of Boys names
birds with singular names from
at least 9 English dictionaries
Given names that were acceptable for play the last time I checked the OWL.
Birds endemic to the United States and/or North America.
Looking for tweets for martin.