What does robin mean?

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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


  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)


  6. Robin(ProperNoun)

    , also associated with the bird robin.

  7. Robin(ProperNoun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robin(noun)

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

  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

  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)

  4. Robin(noun)

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

  5. Origin: [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 found in many countries that has a red breast.

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

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. Susan Williams:

    Robin is just magical.

  2. Susan Williams:

    Lewy body dementia killed Robin.

  3. Jerome Champagne:

    There is certainly an element of Robin Hood about it.

  4. Pam Dawber:

    I really loved Robin and Robin really loved me. We just clicked.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Say whatever you want, he didn't report his bank loans... And then he acts like Robin Hood. Say whatever you want..

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