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 for martin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Martin \Mar"tin\, n. (Stone Working) [Etymol. uncertain.]
     A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Martin \Mar"tin\, n. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin.
     Cf. Martlet.] (Zool.)
     One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail
     less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.
     [Written also marten.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The American purple martin, or bee martin ({Progne
           subis or Progne purpurea), and the European house
           martin, or window martin ({Hirundo urbica} or
           Chelidon urbica), are the best known species.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bank martin.
     (a) The bank swallow. See under Bank.
     (b) The fairy martin. See under Fairy.
  
     Bee martin.
     (a) The purple martin.
     (b) The kingbird.
  
     Sand martin, the bank swallow.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tree \Tree\ (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre['o],
     tre['o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio,
     Icel. tr[=e], Dan. trae, Sw. tr[aum], tr[aum]d, Goth. triu,
     Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a
     tree, oak, do`ry a beam, spear shaft, spear, Skr. dru tree,
     wood, d[=a]ru wood. [root]63, 241. Cf. Dryad, Germander,
     Tar, n., Trough.]
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     1. (Bot.) Any perennial woody plant of considerable size
        (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single
        trunk.
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     Note: The kind of tree referred to, in any particular case,
           is often indicated by a modifying word; as forest tree,
           fruit tree, palm tree, apple tree, pear tree, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Something constructed in the form of, or considered as
        resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and
        branches; as, a genealogical tree.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber;
        -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree,
        chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.
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              [Jesus] whom they slew and hanged on a tree. --Acts
                                                    x. 39.
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     5. Wood; timber. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              In a great house ben not only vessels of gold and of
              silver but also of tree and of earth. --Wyclif (2
                                                    Tim. ii. 20).
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     6. (Chem.) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent
        forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.
        See Lead tree, under Lead.
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     Tree bear (Zool.), the raccoon. [Local, U. S.]
  
     Tree beetle (Zool.) any one of numerous species of beetles
        which feed on the leaves of trees and shrubs, as the May
        beetles, the rose beetle, the rose chafer, and the
        goldsmith beetle.
  
     Tree bug (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        hemipterous insects which live upon, and suck the sap of,
        trees and shrubs. They belong to Arma, Pentatoma,
        Rhaphigaster, and allied genera.
  
     Tree cat (Zool.), the common paradoxure ({Paradoxurus
        musang).
  
     Tree clover (Bot.), a tall kind of melilot ({Melilotus
        alba). See Melilot.
  
     Tree crab (Zool.), the purse crab. See under Purse.
  
     Tree creeper (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        arboreal creepers belonging to Certhia, Climacteris,
        and allied genera. See Creeper, 3.
  
     Tree cricket (Zool.), a nearly white arboreal American
        cricket ({Ecanthus niv[oe]us) which is noted for its loud
        stridulation; -- called also white cricket.
  
     Tree crow (Zool.), any one of several species of Old World
        crows belonging to Crypsirhina and allied genera,
        intermediate between the true crows and the jays. The tail
        is long, and the bill is curved and without a tooth.
  
     Tree dove (Zool.) any one of several species of East Indian
        and Asiatic doves belonging to Macropygia and allied
        genera. They have long and broad tails, are chiefly
        arboreal in their habits, and feed mainly on fruit.
  
     Tree duck (Zool.), any one of several species of ducks
        belonging to Dendrocygna and allied genera. These ducks
        have a long and slender neck and a long hind toe. They are
        arboreal in their habits, and are found in the tropical
        parts of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
  
     Tree fern (Bot.), an arborescent fern having a straight
        trunk, sometimes twenty or twenty-five feet high, or even
        higher, and bearing a cluster of fronds at the top. Most
        of the existing species are tropical.
  
     Tree fish (Zool.), a California market fish ({Sebastichthys
        serriceps).
  
     Tree frog. (Zool.)
        (a) Same as Tree toad.
        (b) Any one of numerous species of Old World frogs
            belonging to Chiromantis, Rhacophorus, and allied
            genera of the family Ranidae. Their toes are
            furnished with suckers for adhesion. The flying frog
            (see under Flying) is an example.
  
     Tree goose (Zool.), the bernicle goose.
  
     Tree hopper (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small
        leaping hemipterous insects which live chiefly on the
        branches and twigs of trees, and injure them by sucking
        the sap. Many of them are very odd in shape, the prothorax
        being often prolonged upward or forward in the form of a
        spine or crest.
  
     Tree jobber (Zool.), a woodpecker. [Obs.]
  
     Tree kangaroo. (Zool.) See Kangaroo.
  
     Tree lark (Zool.), the tree pipit. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Tree lizard (Zool.), any one of a group of Old World
        arboreal lizards (formerly grouped as the Dendrosauria)
        comprising the chameleons; also applied to various lizards
        belonging to the families Agamidae or Iguanidae,
        especially those of the genus Urosaurus, such as the
        lined+tree+lizard+({Urosaurus+ornatus">lined tree lizard ({Urosaurus ornatus) of the
        southwestern U.S.
  
     Tree lobster. (Zool.) Same as Tree crab, above.
  
     Tree louse (Zool.), any aphid; a plant louse.
  
     Tree moss. (Bot.)
        (a) Any moss or lichen growing on trees.
        (b) Any species of moss in the form of a miniature tree.
            
  
     Tree mouse (Zool.), any one of several species of African
        mice of the subfamily Dendromyinae. They have long claws
        and habitually live in trees.
  
     Tree nymph, a wood nymph. See Dryad.
  
     Tree of a saddle, a saddle frame.
  
     Tree of heaven (Bot.), an ornamental tree ({Ailantus
        glandulosus) having long, handsome pinnate leaves, and
        greenish flowers of a disagreeable odor.
  
     Tree of life (Bot.), a tree of the genus Thuja; arbor
        vitae.
  
     Tree onion (Bot.), a species of garlic ({Allium
        proliferum) which produces bulbs in place of flowers, or
        among its flowers.
  
     Tree oyster (Zool.), a small American oyster ({Ostrea
        folium) which adheres to the roots of the mangrove tree;
        -- called also raccoon oyster.
  
     Tree pie (Zool.), any species of Asiatic birds of the genus
        Dendrocitta. The tree pies are allied to the magpie.
  
     Tree pigeon (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        longwinged arboreal pigeons native of Asia, Africa, and
        Australia, and belonging to Megaloprepia, Carpophaga,
        and allied genera.
  
     Tree pipit. (Zool.) See under Pipit.
  
     Tree porcupine (Zool.), any one of several species of
        Central and South American arboreal porcupines belonging
        to the genera Chaetomys and Sphingurus. They have an
        elongated and somewhat prehensile tail, only four toes on
        the hind feet, and a body covered with short spines mixed
        with bristles. One South American species ({Sphingurus
        villosus) is called also couiy; another ({Sphingurus
        prehensilis) is called also c[oe]ndou.
  
     Tree rat (Zool.), any one of several species of large
        ratlike West Indian rodents belonging to the genera
        Capromys and Plagiodon. They are allied to the
        porcupines.
  
     Tree serpent (Zool.), a tree snake.
  
     Tree shrike (Zool.), a bush shrike.
  
     Tree snake (Zool.), any one of numerous species of snakes
        of the genus Dendrophis. They live chiefly among the
        branches of trees, and are not venomous.
  
     Tree+sorrel+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+sorrel+({Rumex+Lunaria">Tree sorrel (Bot.), a kind of sorrel ({Rumex Lunaria)
        which attains the stature of a small tree, and bears
        greenish flowers. It is found in the Canary Islands and
        Tenerife.
  
     Tree sparrow (Zool.) any one of several species of small
        arboreal sparrows, especially the American tree sparrow
        ({Spizella monticola), and the common European species
        ({Passer montanus).
  
     Tree swallow (Zool.), any one of several species of
        swallows of the genus Hylochelidon which lay their eggs
        in holes in dead trees. They inhabit Australia and
        adjacent regions. Called also martin in Australia.
  
     Tree swift (Zool.), any one of several species of swifts of
        the genus Dendrochelidon which inhabit the East Indies
        and Southern Asia.
  
     Tree tiger (Zool.), a leopard.
  
     Tree toad (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        amphibians belonging to Hyla and allied genera of the
        family Hylidae. They are related to the common frogs and
        toads, but have the tips of the toes expanded into suckers
        by means of which they cling to the bark and leaves of
        trees. Only one species ({Hyla arborea) is found in
        Europe, but numerous species occur in America and
        Australia. The common tree toad of the Northern United
        States ({Hyla versicolor) is noted for the facility with
        which it changes its colors. Called also tree frog. See
        also Piping frog, under Piping, and Cricket frog,
        under Cricket.
  
     Tree warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
        arboreal warblers belonging to Phylloscopus and allied
        genera.
  
     Tree wool (Bot.), a fine fiber obtained from the leaves of
        pine trees.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Martin
      n 1: French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
           [syn: Martin, St. Martin]
      2: United States actor and comedian (born in 1945) [syn:
         Martin, Steve Martin]
      3: United States actress (1913-1990) [syn: Martin, Mary
         Martin]
      4: United States singer (1917-1995) [syn: Martin, Dean
         Martin, Dino Paul Crocetti]
      5: any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail
         and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Martin -- U.S. County in Kentucky
     Population (2000):    12578
     Housing Units (2000): 5551
     Land area (2000):     230.699702 sq. miles (597.509461 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.110129 sq. miles (0.285233 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    230.809831 sq. miles (597.794694 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
     Location:             37.835910 N, 82.515848 W
     Headwords:
      Martin
      Martin, KY
      Martin County
      Martin County, KY
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Martin -- U.S. County in Indiana
     Population (2000):    10369
     Housing Units (2000): 4729
     Land area (2000):     336.136235 sq. miles (870.588814 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    4.391523 sq. miles (11.373992 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    340.527758 sq. miles (881.962806 sq. km)
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             38.724504 N, 86.833305 W
     Headwords:
      Martin
      Martin, IN
      Martin County
      Martin County, IN
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Martin -- U.S. County in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    21802
     Housing Units (2000): 9800
     Land area (2000):     709.344871 sq. miles (1837.194705 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    20.210480 sq. miles (52.344900 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    729.555351 sq. miles (1889.539605 sq. km)
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             43.676952 N, 94.537076 W
     Headwords:
      Martin
      Martin, MN
      Martin County
      Martin County, MN
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Martin -- U.S. County in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    25593
     Housing Units (2000): 10930
     Land area (2000):     461.174653 sq. miles (1194.436818 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.317456 sq. miles (0.822206 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    461.492109 sq. miles (1195.259024 sq. km)
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.838330 N, 77.123835 W
     Headwords:
      Martin
      Martin, NC
      Martin County
      Martin County, NC
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Martin -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    4746
     Housing Units (2000): 1898
     Land area (2000):     914.784957 sq. miles (2369.282061 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.837712 sq. miles (2.169665 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    915.622669 sq. miles (2371.451726 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             32.259437 N, 101.888785 W
     Headwords:
      Martin
      Martin, TX
      Martin County
      Martin County, TX
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Martin -- U.S. County in Florida
     Population (2000):    126731
     Housing Units (2000): 65471
     Land area (2000):     555.615604 sq. miles (1439.037748 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    197.177314 sq. miles (510.686877 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    752.792918 sq. miles (1949.724625 sq. km)
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             27.132403 N, 80.255862 W
     Headwords:
      Martin
      Martin, FL
      Martin County
      Martin County, FL
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Martin, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    96
     Housing Units (2000): 48
     Land area (2000):     0.087694 sq. miles (0.227127 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.087694 sq. miles (0.227127 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            51060
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             47.826776 N, 100.114868 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     58758
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Martin, ND
      Martin
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Martin, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
     Population (2000):    311
     Housing Units (2000): 153
     Land area (2000):     1.496823 sq. miles (3.876754 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.496823 sq. miles (3.876754 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            50008
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             34.486662 N, 83.185656 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     30557
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Martin, GA
      Martin
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Martin, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    1106
     Housing Units (2000): 480
     Land area (2000):     0.913683 sq. miles (2.366427 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.913683 sq. miles (2.366427 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            41100
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             43.174923 N, 101.734287 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Martin, SD
      Martin
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Martin, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
     Population (2000):    633
     Housing Units (2000): 339
     Land area (2000):     0.466301 sq. miles (1.207715 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.466301 sq. miles (1.207715 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            50286
     Located within:       Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
     Location:             37.567791 N, 82.759465 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Martin, KY
      Martin
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Martin, TN -- U.S. city in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    10515
     Housing Units (2000): 4106
     Land area (2000):     12.386567 sq. miles (32.081059 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.037985 sq. miles (0.098381 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    12.424552 sq. miles (32.179440 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46240
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             36.341836 N, 88.851647 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     38237
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Martin, TN
      Martin
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Martin, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    625
     Housing Units (2000): 249
     Land area (2000):     11.573826 sq. miles (29.976071 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.035609 sq. miles (0.092226 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    11.609435 sq. miles (30.068297 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            48925
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             32.099290 N, 93.218495 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Martin, LA
      Martin
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Martin, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
     Population (2000):    435
     Housing Units (2000): 181
     Land area (2000):     0.874770 sq. miles (2.265644 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.874770 sq. miles (2.265644 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            51980
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             42.537162 N, 85.637496 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     49070
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Martin, MI
      Martin
  

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