Wren


Wren
Wren NOUN (in the UK) a member of the former Women's Royal Naval Service.
ORIGIN from WRNS(Cf. ↑W).

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  • WREN (C.) — Wren est le plus célèbre architecte anglais et, dans ses projets les plus réussis, probablement le plus éminent. Son œuvre est inégale, en partie à cause de son absence de formation, mais aussi parce que ses protecteurs et surtout la Couronne ne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wren — (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family {Troglodytid[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wren — ist der Name folgender Personen: Bob Wren (* 1974), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Christopher Wren (1632–1723), britischer Astronom und Architekt Phyllis Wren (* um 1910), neuseeländische Badmintonspielerin Thomas Wren (1826–1904), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wren —   [ren], Sir (seit 1673) Christopher, englischer Baumeister, Astronom und Mathematiker, * East Knoyle (County Wiltshire) 20. 10. 1632, ✝ Hampton Court 25. 2. 1723; 1657 60 Professor für Astronomie am Gresham College in London, anschließend bis… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • wren — wren; wren·let; wren·ne·an; wren·ni·an; …   English syllables

  • Wren — a member of the WRNS Wren 2 Wren, Sir Chris|to|pher (1632 1723) an English ↑architect who built many churches in London, including ↑Saint Paul s Cathedral, and other buildings in the UK, such as the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wren — Wren, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 199 Housing Units (2000): 96 Land area (2000): 0.309842 sq. miles (0.802488 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.309842 sq. miles (0.802488 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Wren, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 199 Housing Units (2000): 96 Land area (2000): 0.309842 sq. miles (0.802488 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.309842 sq. miles (0.802488 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • wren — (n.) O.E. wrenna, metathesis variation of earlier werna, a West Germanic word of uncertain origin. Cf. Icel. rindill, O.H.G. wrendo, wrendilo wren. The bird s name in other languages usually denotes royalty (Cf. L. regulus), in reference to its… …   Etymology dictionary

  • wren — [ren] n. [ME wrenne < OE wrenna, prob. akin to OHG rentilo, ON rindill] 1. any of a large family (Troglodytidae) of small, insect eating passerine birds having a long bill, rounded wings, and a stubby, erect tail; esp., the house wren (… …   English World dictionary

  • Wren — Wren, 1) Matthias, geb. 1585 in London, aus einer dänischen Familie; war erst Lehrer in Cambridge, dann Caplan des Bischofs Andrews u. Rector in Feversham, Caplan bei dem Prinzen von Wales, Rector in Bingham, Canonicus von Winchester, Principal …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon