[ kol-in ]


  1. any of several American quails, especially the bobwhite.



[ kol-in, koh-lin; French kaw-lan; German koh-lin, -leen ]


  1. a male given name.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of colin1

1620–30; < Mexican Spanish colín, perhaps < Nahuatl zōlin, through misreading of the older spelling çolin

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Example Sentences

After graduating from Morris High School in 1954, Colin studied geology at the City College of New York.

Although Nadja’s ascent to the Vampiric Throne and the Supreme Council of Vampires makes sense, it might be funnier for Nandor, Laszlo, or even Colin to get the promotion and interact with more powerful and dominating vampires.

Though Colin’s life was too short, his impact was great and his legacy will endure.

By the next episode, Colin announces his intention to marry Marina, leaving Penelope heartbroken.

Colin Farrell and Johnny Knoxville and Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, and then Paris Hilton came out with one.

Many writers have taken issue with the age gap in that film—since Emma Stone is 25 and Colin Firth is 53.

Any great real-life love stories from the South of France, Colin?

I live-texted Colin the plot of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason a few months back while I was watching it.

Although my mother absolutely does love Colin, I will say that.

Skelton mentions rochets 'of fyne Raynes'; Colin Clout, 316.

Colin felt well satisfied that the canvas was stowed and that he would not have to go aloft during the night.

"But I'm sure I've read somewhere that whales never attacked boats," persisted Colin.

Colin clambered into the double-ended boat with its high prow and stern and settled himself down excitedly.

Colin heard the captain give a wild cry from the poop and felt the engines stop and reverse beneath him.