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Meaning of "wren" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WREN

Old English wrenna, werna; related to Old High German wrendo, rentilo, Old Norse rindill.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WREN

wren  [rɛn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WREN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wren is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WREN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wren

Wren

The wrens are mostly small, brownish passerine birds in the mainly New World family Troglodytidae. There are approximately 80 species of true wrens in approximately 20 genera. Only the Eurasian Wren occurs in the Old World, where in Anglophone regions it is commonly known simply as the "wren" as it is the originator of the name. The name wren has been applied to other, unrelated birds, particularly the New Zealand wrens and the Australian wrens. Most wrens are small and rather inconspicuous, except for their loud and often complex songs. Notable exceptions are the relatively large members of the genus Campylorhynchus, which can be quite bold in their behavior. Wrens have short wings that are barred in most species, and they often hold their tails upright. As far as known, wrens are primarily insectivorous, eating insects, spiders, and other small arthropods, but many species also eat vegetable matter and some will take small frogs and lizards.

Definition of wren in the English dictionary

The definition of wren in the dictionary is any small brown passerine songbird of the chiefly American family Troglodytidae, esp Troglodytes troglodytes. They have a slender bill and feed on insects. Other definition of wren is any of various similar birds of the families Muscicapidae, Xenicidae, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WREN

wrecked
wrecker
wreckfish
wreckful
wrecking
wrecking ball
wrecking bar
wrecking crane
wreckmaster
Wrekin
wrench
wrencher
wrenchingly
wrest
wrest pin
wrest plank
wrester
wrestle
wrestler
wrestling

WORDS THAT END LIKE WREN

barren
brethren
children
Church of the Brethren
grandchildren
great-grandchildren
Herren
Karen
Lauren
Loren
Mirren
Nichiren
school-age children
schoolchildren
siren
stepchildren
the Burren
Van Buren
Viren
warren

Synonyms and antonyms of wren in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wren» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WREN

Find out the translation of wren to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wren from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wren» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鹪鹩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carrizo
570 millions of speakers

English

wren
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Wren
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَعْو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

крапивник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corruíra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রেন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

roitelet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wren
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zaunkönig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ミソサザイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

굴뚝새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chim hồng tước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரென்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्रेन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çalıkuşu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scricciolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

strzyżyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

волове очко
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pitulice
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

τρωγλοδύτης
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Wren
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

gärdsmyg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjerdesmett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wren

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WREN»

The term «wren» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.236 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WREN» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WREN»

Discover the use of wren in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wren and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cellular Awakening: How Your Body Holds and Creates Light
This fascinating book by Barbara Wren shatters many of the myths that currently exist regarding health and illness, and presents a vision of the human body and healing that is both practical and inspirational.
Barbara Wren, 2010
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Wren to the Rescue
Fantasy adventure. With the help of a prince and an apprentice wizard, Wren strives to rescue Princess Tess, from the fortress of a wicked king. 10 yrs+
Sherwood Smith, 2004
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Wren's War
When wicked King Andreus declares war on the royal families of Meldrith, Wren and her friends, Princess Teressa, Prince Connor, and chief magic maker Tyron, determine to defeat him.
Sherwood Smith, 1995
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Wren's Quest
Yearning for adventure, Wren journeys to find her family, but her travels are threatened by an assortment of shady characters, as well as by her traveling companion's preoccupation with magic. Reprint.
Sherwood Smith, 2004
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Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song
Wren discusses the thorny issues involving congregational singing today: the indispensable nature of public worship; contemporary worship music; the lyrics of different types of congregational songs, such as choruses, hymns, chants and ...
Brian A. Wren, 2000
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Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird to Symbol : a Study ...
A unique interdisciplinary study, this book examines the British and European tradition of the wren hunt, in which a bird ordinarily revered and protected for most of the year was killed around the time of the annual solstice.
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, 1997
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His Invention So Fertile : A Life of Christopher Wren: A ...
Tinniswood deftly follows Wren's rise as architect, capturing the atmosphere of Restoration London, as old Royalists scrambled for sinecures from Charles II and Wren learned the art of political infighting at court, finally becoming ...
Adrian Tinniswood, 2001
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Access
Strategies for encouraging lower ability students to discuss themes and teaching points are given in starter and plenary suggestions in the Teacher's Guide.
Wendy Wren, 2005
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Christopher Wren
Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. -
Kerry Downes, 2007
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Caring about Morality: Philosophical Perspectives in Moral ...
In this book Thomas Wren uncovers and assesses the largely hidden philosophical assumptions about human motivation that have shaped contemporary psychological theories about morality.The traditional view is that truly moral men and women ...
Thomas E. Wren, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WREN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wren is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mick Jagger pays tribute to L'Wren Scott by wearing one of her …
A source close to the band told The Mirror: 'This was Mick's way of showing that L'Wren lives on – it was one of her favourite pieces that she had designed for ... «Metro, May 15»
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Mick Jagger pays tribute to L'Wren Scott on what would have been …
The 71-year-old Rolling Stones singer admitted last month that spending time with his band-mates had a healing effect on the rocker after learning of L'Wren's ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Mick Jagger Founds Scholarship to Honor Late Girlfriend L'Wren Scott
Mick Jagger has found a fitting way to honor his late girlfriend, the designer L'Wren Scott: he has established a scholarship for fashion students in her name. «Billboard, Jan 15»
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Mick Jagger says performing helped him after girlfriend L'Wren
The 71-year-old Rolling Stones singer admits that spending time with his band-mates had a healing effect on the rocker after learning of L'Wren's death while on ... «Daily Mail, Nov 14»
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Rolling Stones settle claim over L'Wren Scott's death
L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala in 2011. Photo: AFP/Getty Images ... «Page Six, Nov 14»
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Braves trade Kyle Wren, son of fired GM Frank Wren
In the back of his mind, Kyle Wren had to question whether he'd see 2015 in the Atlanta Braves organization. Wren is the son of Frank Wren, who the Braves ... «Yahoo Sports, Nov 14»
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L'Wren Scott's family outraged over Mick Jagger's 'heartless' money …
Last month, the insurers also filed a lawsuit in New York's Federal court, and subpoenaed Adam Glassman, the executor of Scott's will; the New York City ... «Daily Mail, Nov 14»
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L'Wren Scott mental health history to be examined in Rolling Stones …
L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend a gala In denying the claim, underwriters said Scott might have been suffering from a pre-existing mental illness and her ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
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In the end, even this Wren defender has no objection
It wasn't so long ago — on Monday, July 7, to be precise — that these fingers offered up a few hundred words in defense of Frank Wren. My reasoning, such as it ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sep 14»
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'It was traumatic for the whole family' Jerry Hall opens up about L …
The Texan-born model has spoken out about how L'Wren Scott's tragic death on March 17 affected the entire family, but also brought them closer together. «Express.co.uk, Aug 14»

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