F martin


Archer John Porter [ahr-cher] , 1910–2002, English biochemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1952.
Frank, 1890–1974, Swiss composer.
Glenn Luther, 1886–1955, U.S. airplane designer and manufacturer.
Homer Dodge, 1836–97, U.S. painter.
Joseph W(illiam) Jr. 1884–1968, U.S. political leader and publisher: Speaker of the House 1947–49, 1953–55.
Mary, 1913–90, U.S. actress and musical comedy star.
Saint, a.d. 316?–397, French prelate: bishop of Tours 370?–397.
a male given name: from the name of the Roman god Mars.
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martin (ˈmɑːtɪn)
See also house martin any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc, having a square or slightly forked tail
[C15: perhaps from St Martin, because the birds were believed to migrate at the time of Martinmas]

Martin (ˈmɑːtɪn)
1.  Archer John Porter. 1910--2002, British biochemist; Nobel prize for chemistry 1952 (with Richard Synge; 1914--94) for developing paper chromatography (1944). He subsequently developed gas chromatography (1953)
2.  Chris. born 1977, British rock musician, lead singer of Coldplay. He is married to the US actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
3.  Frank. 1890--1974, Swiss composer. He used a modified form of the twelve-note technique in some of his works, which include Petite Symphonie Concertante (1946) and the oratorio Golgotha (1949)
4.  Sir George (Henry). born 1926, British record producer and arranger, noted for his work with the Beatles
5.  John. 1789--1854, British painter, noted for his visionary landscapes and large-scale works with biblical subjects
6.  Michael (John). born 1945, Scottish Labour politician; speaker of the House of Commons from 2000
7.  Paul (Edgar Philippe). born 1938, Canadian Liberal politician; prime minister of Canada (2003--06)
8.  Saint. called Saint Martin of Tours. ?316--?397 ad, bishop of Tours (?371--?397); a patron saint of France. He furthered monasticism in Gaul. Feast day: Nov 11 or 12
9.  Steve(n). born 1945, US film actor and comedian; his films include The Jerk (1979), Roxanne (1987), and Bowfinger) (1999)

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Word Origin & History

"kind of swallow-like bird" (Chelidon urbica), 1580s, from Scot. martoune (mid-15c.), from M.Fr. martin, from the masc. proper name in some sense. Writers in 17c. said it was named for St. Martin of Tours (d. 397 C.E.), whose festival day (Martinmas) is Nov. 11, about the time the birds depart.

masc. proper name, from L. Martinus, derivative of Mars (gen. Martis), Roman god of war.
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Martin Mar·tin (mär'tn), Lillien Jane. 1851-1943.

American psychologist who is noted for her pioneering work in gerontology.

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