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martin

[mahr-tn] /ˈmɑr tn/
noun
1.
any of several swallows having a deeply forked tail and long, pointed wings.
Origin of martin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English (Scots) martoune; presumably generic use of the personal name (< French < Late Latin Martīnus), traditionally by association with March (Latin Mārtius), when the bird arrives, and Martinmas, when it leaves; though Middle English, Old French martinet has been applied to a variety of birds; compare French martin-pêcheur kingfisher

Martin

[mahr-tn] /ˈmɑr tn/
noun
1.
Archer John Porter [ahr-cher] /ˈɑr tʃər/ (Show IPA), 1910–2002, English biochemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1952.
2.
Frank, 1890–1974, Swiss composer.
3.
Glenn Luther, 1886–1955, U.S. airplane designer and manufacturer.
4.
Homer Dodge, 1836–97, U.S. painter.
5.
Joseph W(illiam) Jr. 1884–1968, U.S. political leader and publisher: Speaker of the House 1947–49, 1953–55.
6.
Mary, 1913–90, U.S. actress and musical comedy star.
7.
Saint, a.d. 316?–397, French prelate: bishop of Tours 370?–397.
8.
a male given name: from the name of the Roman god Mars.

Martin I

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 655, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 649–655.

Martin II

noun
1.

Martin III

noun

Martin IV

noun
1.
(Simon de BrieorSimon de Brion) c1210–85, French ecclesiastic: pope 1281–85.

Martin V

noun
1.
(Oddone Colonna) 1368–1431, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1417–31.

Marinus I

[muh-rahy-nuh s] /məˈraɪ nəs/
noun
1.
died a.d. 884, pope 882–884.
Also called Martin II.

Marinus II

noun
1.
died a.d. 946, pope 942–946.
Also called Martin III.
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  • The martin has a stock which is fixed on the same plane with the arms.

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  • "He could have lived on the skimmed milk we feed to the pigs," thought martin.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • At length he was obeyed, and old martin made his appearance.

    The Monastery Sir Walter Scott
  • The black strips at the end of each nail, martin pared off with his jackknife.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • martin stared at the robot with the wildest dawning of surmise.

    The Ego Machine Henry Kuttner
British Dictionary definitions for martin

martin

/ˈmɑːtɪn/
noun
1.
any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc, having a square or slightly forked tail See also house martin
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from St Martin, because the birds were believed to migrate at the time of Martinmas

Martin

/ˈmɑːtɪn/
noun
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(topher Anthony John). born 1977, British rock musician, lead singer of Coldplay; married to the US actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
3.
(French) (martɛ̃). 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). Baron. born 1945, Scottish Labour politician; speaker of the House of Commons (2000–09)
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)

Martin V

noun
1.
original name Oddone Colonna. 1368–1431, pope (1417–31). His election at the Council of Constance brought to an end the Great Schism
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Word Origin and History for martin
n.

kind of swallow-like bird (Chelidon urbica), 1580s, from Scot. martoune (mid-15c.), from Middle French 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.

Martin

masc. proper name, from Latin Martinus, derivative of Mars (genitive Martis), Roman god of war (see Mars).

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martin in Medicine

Martin Mar·tin (mär'tn), Lillien Jane. 1851-1943.

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

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