St. Martin

[ seynt mahr-tn, -tin; French san mar-tan ]
/ ˌseɪnt ˈmɑr tn, -tɪn; French sɛ̃ marˈtɛ̃ /

noun

an island in the N Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies, divided in two parts: the N section is a dependency of Guadeloupe, 20 sq. mi. (52 sq. km); the S section is an administrative part of the Netherlands Antilles, 17 sq. mi. (44 sq. km).


Martin

[ mahr-tn ]
/ ˈmɑr tn /

noun

Martin I

noun

Saint,died a.d. 655, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 649–655.
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British Dictionary definitions for saint martin

Saint Martin

noun usually abbreviated to: St Martin

an island in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: administratively divided since 1648, the north belonging to France (as a dependency of Guadeloupe until 2007, then as a separate French Overseas Collectivity) and the south belonging to the Netherlands (as part of the Netherlands Antilles); salt industry. Capital (French part): Marigot; (Dutch part): Philipsburg. Pop: (French) 36 824 (2009); (Dutch) 37 429 (2010 est). Areas: (French) 52 sq km (20 sq miles); (Dutch) 33 sq km (13 sq miles)Dutch name: Sint Maarten

Martin

/ (ˈmɑːtɪn) /

noun

martin

/ (ˈmɑːtɪn) /

noun

any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc, having a square or slightly forked tailSee also house martin

Word Origin for martin

C15: perhaps from St Martin, because the birds were believed to migrate at the time of Martinmas

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Word Origin and History for saint martin
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Medicine definitions for saint martin

Martin

[ märtn ]
Lillien Jane 1851-1943

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

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