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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robin, redbreast, robin redbreast, Old World robin, Erithacus rubecolanoun

    small Old World songbird with a reddish breast

  2. robin, American robin, Turdus migratoriusnoun

    large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen


  1. robinnoun

    A European robin; Erithacus rubecula.

  2. robinnoun

    An American robin; Turdus migratorius.

  3. robinnoun

    Various passerine birds (about 100 species) of the families Muscicapidae, Turdidae and Petroicidae (formerly Eopsaltridae), typically with a red breast.

  4. Robinnoun

    someone connected with any number of sports teams known as the Robins, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  5. Robinnoun

    A comic book superhero, the sidekick of Batman; also the Boy Wonder.

  6. Robinnoun

    A male given name from the Romance languages or the Germanic languages.

  7. Robinnoun

    A female given name from the Germanic languages, also associated with the bird robin.

    "We'll name her Robin," her mother said, and it was as though at her words something of that spring and the bird's song and his gay and friendly and impudent spirit entered into the child.

  8. Robinnoun

    A patronymic surname.

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Robinnoun

    a small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast; -- called also robin redbreast, robinet, and ruddock

  2. Robinnoun

    an American singing bird (Merula migratoria), having the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also robin redbreast, and migratory thrush

  3. Robinnoun

    any one of several species of Australian warblers of the genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as, the scarlet-breasted robin (Petroica mullticolor)

  4. Robinnoun

    any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins. See Indian robin, below

  5. Etymology: [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr glory, fame, Goth. hrpeigs victorius) + beraht bright. See Bright, Hob a clown.]


  1. Robin

    Robin is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. The team of Batman and Robin is commonly referred to as the Dynamic Duo or the Caped Crusaders. The character's first incarnation Dick Grayson debuted in Detective Comics #38. Conceived as a vehicle to attract young readership, Robin garnered overwhelmingly positive critical reception, doubling the sales of the Batman related comic books. The early adventures of Robin included Star Spangled Comics #65-130, which was the character's first solo feature. Robin made regular appearances in Batman related comic books and other DC Comics publications from 1940 through the early 1980s until the character set aside the Robin identity and became the independent superhero Nightwing. Afterwards, the character's second incarnation Jason Todd debuted in Batman #357. This Robin made regular appearances in Batman related comic books until 1988, when the character was murdered by the Joker in A Death in the Family. Jason would later find himself alive after a reality changing incident, eventually becoming the Red Hood.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Robin

    rob′in, n. the Rob′in-red′breast, a well-known and widely-spread singing bird of the family Sylviidæ, with a reddish-orange breast: the red-breasted thrush of North America: the sea-robin or red-breasted merganser: a trimming in front of a dress.—ns. Rob′in-breast, the robin-snipe; Rob′in-dip′per, the buffle-headed duck; Rob′inet, a chaffinch: a little robin: a tap; Rob′in-Good′fellow, the English name of a domestic spirit or brownie, described as the offspring of a woman and Oberon, king of the fairies: an elf or fairy generally, Puck; Rob′in-run-in-the-hedge, the ground-ivy: the bed-straw; Rob′in-snipe, the red-breasted sandpiper; Rob′in's-rye, the hair-cap moss. [A familiar form of Robert; cf. Jack-daw, Mag-pie.]

Editors Contribution

  1. robin

    A species of bird.

    The Robin is used as a symbol of winter or on Christmas cards and decorations, they are a joyful peaceful bird.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 6, 2015  

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  1. robin

    Song lyrics by robin -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by robin on the Lyrics.com website.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROBIN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4787

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROBIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3400

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROBIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROBIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ROBIN in a Sentence

  1. Robin Borlandoe:

    What makes me glad to do this job is just [the community's] energy and how enthusiastic [they are] and the fact that they say, ‘Hi, Miss Robin,’.

  2. Tom Jennings:

    I believe [ the SLA ] saw themselves as kind of a modern-day Robin Hood organization where they are literally going to rob from the rich to give to the poor, their original demand was 70 dollars of groceries for every person on welfare in the state of California in 1974. And somebody ran the math and said, ‘ Well, that’s 400 million dollars. ’ Even for someone like Patty Hearst, that’s not an amount he could come up with. He came up with the first $ 2 million and they demanded more … This demand of food for the people, that’s when Patty started to turn in her tapes … It’s in my opinion they were trying to make a point … The point was you’re rich, many people are poor. They deserve to have a decent quality of life. And you’re the one who’s going to pay for that by giving them food.

  3. Novak Djokovic:

    For all of us taking part in this tournament, staying for seven hours and not going through the whole agenda yet, is quite tiring, but there's a larger picture and larger issues that Robin was addressing. I think it's a system and a structure that keeps on failing us. I've been saying this before.

  4. Will Smith:

    What Robin Williams did with this character - he just didn't leave a lot of room to add to the genie. So I started off fearful but then when I got with the music, it just started waking up that fun, childlike, silly part of me, this was the most joyful experience of my career.

  5. Imperial Beach:

    The stench was crazy, just terrible, we’re just going into our round-robin of endless openings and closures because of the residual sewage in the river.

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