- any of several swallows having a deeply forked tail and long, pointed wings.
Origin of martin
- Ar·cher John Porter [ahr-cher] /ˈɑr tʃər/, 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.
- died a.d. 884, pope 882–884.
- died a.d. 946, pope 942–946.
- Saint,died a.d. 655, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 649–655.
- Simon de BrieorSimon de Brion, c1210–85, French ecclesiastic: pope 1281–85.
- Oddone Colonna, 1368–1431, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1417–31.
Examples from the Web for martin
Finally, Van Cleef and Martin realize Liberty is going too far.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
But his words felt forced and were belied his 2004 vote to oppose marking Martin Luther King Jr.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern
January 2, 2015
The last film about Martin Luther King was made for television in 1977.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
One example would be how fascinating it must be to be Martin Scorsese and have an Oscar at home for The Departed.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange
December 27, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler—these names come readily to mind when we think of heroes of conscience.The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler
John Henry Crosby
December 26, 2014
There was no question but that it was for Martin she sparkled, sweet and spontaneous as she was.
There had been a wistfulness, so rarely in Martin's voice, that Rose had detected it instantly.
"I earned that, Martin," she returned determinedly to his emphatic remonstrance.
It seemed to her heart-breaking that Martin must be forced to abandon the only things for which he cared.
Martin began to review the course of his own past, and smiled bitterly.
- any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc, having a square or slightly forked tailSee also house martin
- 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)
- Chris(topher Anthony John) . born 1977, British rock musician, lead singer of Coldplay; married to the US actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
- (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)
- Sir George (Henry). born 1926, British record producer and arranger, noted for his work with the Beatles
- John. 1789–1854, British painter, noted for his visionary landscapes and large-scale works with biblical subjects
- Michael (John). Baron. born 1945, Scottish Labour politician; speaker of the House of Commons (2000–09)
- Paul (Edgar Philippe). born 1938, Canadian Liberal politician; prime minister of Canada (2003–06)
- 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
- Steve (n). born 1945, US film actor and comedian; his films include The Jerk (1979), Roxanne (1987), and Bowfinger) (1999)
- original name Oddone Colonna. 1368–1431, pope (1417–31). His election at the Council of Constance brought to an end the Great Schism
Word Origin and History for martin
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.
masc. proper name, from Latin Martinus, derivative of Mars (genitive Martis), Roman god of war (see Mars).
- American psychologist who is noted for her pioneering work in gerontology.