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martin Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    St. Martin.
  2. noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Steve Martin.
  3. noun United States actress (1913-1990)
    Mary Martin.
  4. noun United States singer (1917-1995)
    Dean Martin; Dino Paul Crocetti.
  5. noun any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas

Mar"tin noun
  1. (Stone Working) Etymol. uncertain. A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
Mar"tin noun
F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet.
  1. (Zoöl.) One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows. Written also marten. ✍ The American purple martin, or bee martin (Progne subis, ∨ purpurea), and the European house, or window, martin (Hirundo, ∨ Chelidon, urbica), are the best known species.

Webster 1913