[ seynt mahr-tn, -tin; French san mar-tan ]
/ ˌseɪnt ˈmɑr tn, -tɪn; French sɛ̃ marˈtɛ̃ /
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).
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Dutch Sint Maarten.
Definition for saint martin (2 of 3)
[ mahr-tn ]
/ ˈmɑr tn /
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.
Definition for saint martin (3 of 3)
Saint,died a.d. 655, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 649–655.
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British Dictionary definitions for saint martin (1 of 3)
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
British Dictionary definitions for saint martin (2 of 3)
/ (ˈmɑːtɪn) /
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)
British Dictionary definitions for saint martin (3 of 3)
/ (ˈmɑːtɪn) /
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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Medicine definitions for saint martin
Lillien Jane 1851-1943
[ mär′tn ]
American psychologist who is noted for her pioneering work in gerontology.
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