Wren, Sir Christopher Wren(noun)
English architect who designed more than fifty London churches (1632-1723)
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any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
Members of a mainly New World passerine bird family Troglodytidae.
Small bird of similar appearance to a true wren.
Origin: Originally a nickname from wrenne.
any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Troglodytes and numerous allied of the family Troglodytidae
any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits
Origin: [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wrnna, perhaps akin to wrne lascivious.]
The wrens are mostly small, brownish passerine birds in the mainly New World family Troglodytidae. There are approximately 80 species of true wrens in approximately 20 genera. Only the Eurasian Wren occurs in the Old World, where in Anglophone regions it is commonly known simply as the "wren" as it is the originator of the name. The name wren has been applied to other, unrelated birds, particularly the New Zealand wrens and the Australian wrens. Most wrens are small and rather inconspicuous, except for their loud and often complex songs. Notable exceptions are the relatively large members of the genus Campylorhynchus, which can be quite bold in their behavior. Wrens have short wings that are barred in most species, and they often hold their tails upright. As far as known, wrens are primarily insectivorous, eating insects, spiders, and other small arthropods, but many species also eat vegetable matter and some will take small frogs and lizards.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ren, n. a genus (Troglodytes) and family (Troglodytidæ) of birds, having a slender, slightly curved and pointed bill, the wings very short and rounded, the tail short and carried erect, the legs slender and rather long.—ns. Wren′ning, the stoning of a wren to death on St Stephen's Day, December 26th—Wrenning Day—once practised in the North Country; Wren′-tit, a Californian bird (Chamæa fasciata), of dubious relations, at once resembling the wren and the titmouse. [A.S. wrenna, wrǽnna—wrǽne, lascivious.]
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The numerical value of wren in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wren in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
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- وَصْع, صَعْوٌArabic
- τρυποφράχτης, τρωγλοδύτηςGreek
- cucarachero, ratona, chochínSpanish
- músabróðir, mortítlingurFaroese
- dreathan donnScottish Gaelic
- ნარჩიტა, ნიბლიაGeorgian
- ZwirkinnekLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- jádídlǫ́ʼiiNavajo, Navaho
- bealgeloddiNorthern Sami
- strež, carićSerbo-Croatian
- troglodütül, hitroglodüt, jitroglodütül, yebit, hitroglodütül, jitroglodüt, troglodütVolapük
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