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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robin, redbreast, robin redbreast, Old World robin, Erithacus rubecola(noun)

    small Old World songbird with a reddish breast

  2. robin, American robin, Turdus migratorius(noun)

    large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen

Wiktionary

  1. robin(Noun)

    A European robin; Erithacus rubecula.

  2. robin(Noun)

    An American robin; Turdus migratorius.

  3. robin(Noun)

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

  4. Robin(Noun)

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

  5. Robin(ProperNoun)

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

  6. Robin(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From Middle English Robin, from Old French , diminutive of Robert

  7. Robin(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: From Middle English Robin, from Old French , diminutive of Robert

  8. Robin(ProperNoun)

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Middle English Robin, from Old French , diminutive of Robert

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robin(noun)

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

    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.]

  2. Robin(noun)

    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

    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.]

  3. Robin(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Robin(noun)

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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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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

How to pronounce robin?

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How to say robin in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Andrew Schneider:

    Weird, isn't it Somehow in the dead of winter when its 40 below, so cold your words just freeze in the air, you think you'll never hear a robin's song again or see a blossom on a cherry tree, when one day you wake up and bingo, light coming through the mini blinds is softened with a tick of rose and the cold morning air has lost its bite. It's spring once again, the streets are paved with mud and the hills are alive with the sound of mosquitos.

  2. Patricia Clarkson:

    Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods, because when the show goes away, some people don’t get paid.

  3. Ben Affleck:

    Most people can’t point to the moment that changed their life in such a dramatic way, but I can. It was the moment that Robin decided to take a flyer on that movie. I’ll always feel a huge debt to him although now I’ll never get to repay it.

  4. Susan Williams:

    Robin is just magical.

  5. Tom Felton:

    Jason Isaacs always looked after me very well. Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter - they're all wonderful people and very helpful and inspiring. I bored Alan Rickman for hours about Robin Hood. It was one of my favorite films when I was younger and I asked how he did certain scenes. He was very patient and charming. It took me six years to work up the courage to ask him. Helena gave me advice about crying in a scene. She said tell your brain you're not allowed to cry and then it's more likely to happen. No one was difficult. You hear stories about actors who demand their coffee to be served at a certain temperature but on Harry Potter if you wanted a cup of tea you had to get it yourself.

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