Definition of Robin

1. Noun. Small Old World songbird with a reddish breast.

Exact synonyms: Erithacus Rubecola, Old World Robin, Redbreast, Robin Redbreast
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Erithacus, Genus Erithacus



2. Noun. Large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen.
Exact synonyms: American Robin, Turdus Migratorius
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Genus Turdus, Turdus

Definition of Robin

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

Definition of Robin

1. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (Germanic female given name), also associated with the bird robin. ¹

3. Proper noun. (rare compared to given name) (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

4. Proper noun. A comic book superhero, the sidekick of Batman; also ''the Boy Wonder''. ¹

5. Noun. (soccer) someone connected with any number of sports teams known as the Robins, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

6. Noun. A European robin; ''Erithacus rubecula''. ¹

7. Noun. An American robin; ''Turdus migratorius''. ¹

8. Noun. Various passerine birds (about 100 species) of the families Muscicapidae, Turdidae and Petroicidae (formerly Eopsaltridae), typically with a red breast. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Robin

1. a songbird [n -S] - See also: songbird

Medical Definition of Robin

1. A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast; called also robin redbreast, robinet, and ruddock. 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. Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as, the scarlet-breasted robin (Petroica mullticolour) Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins. See Indian robin, below. Beach robin, an Asiatic singing bird (Corsycus saularis), having the back, head, neck, and breast black glossed with blue, the wings black, and the belly white. Ragged robin. A redstart (Ruticulla fuliginosa), native of India. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robin

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Literary usage of Robin

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Then, as they were coming in from abroad, they espied a little robin with a great spider in his mouth : The Interpreter then replied, This robin is an ..."

2. McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (1896)
"Robin, Robin Redbreast, 0 Robin dear! Robin sings so sweetly In the falling of ... Robin, Robin Redbreast, O Robin dear! And what will this poor Robin do? ..."

3. McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (1879)
"Robin, Robin Redbreast, O Robin dear! Robin sings so sweetly In the falling of the year. 2. Bright yellow, red, and orange, The leaves come down in hosts; ..."

4. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"Robin. See How the robin came. Robin and the salmon berry. Chandler. In the reign of coyote. Robin and the turtle. Ketchum and Jorgensen. Kindergarten gems. ..."

5. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1877)
"Was na Robin bauld, Tho' I was a cottar, Play'd me sic a trick, An' me the Eller's ... Robin promis'd me A' my winter vittle ; Fient haet he had but three ..."

6. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"[SCENE VIII.ll Enter Robin the Ostler with a book in his hand. Robin. ... Robin, prithee come away ; there 's a gentleman tarries to have his horse, ..."

7. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1912)
"1 They 're my attendants,' brave Robin did say ; 'They'1l pay a visit to thee.' They took the gallows from the slack, They set it in the glen, ..."

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