Definition of Adrian

1. Noun. Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138).




2. Noun. English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997).
Exact synonyms: Baron Adrian, Edgar Douglas Adrian
Generic synonyms: Physiologist

Definition of Adrian

1. a. Pertaining to the Adriatic Sea; as, Adrian billows.

Definition of Adrian

1. Proper noun. ( male given name). ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to the Adriatic Sea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adrian

Adolphus
Adonai
Adonara
Adonean
Adonic
Adonic line
Adonis
Adonis annua
Adonis belt
Adonis belts
Adonises
Adoo
Adornoan
Adornoian
Adrenalin
Adrian
Adriana
Adrianna
Adrianople
Adrianopolis
Adrianopolitan
Adrianopolitans
Adriatic
Adriatic Sea
Adrienne
Adson's test
Adson forceps
Adson manoeuvre
Aduge
Adullamite

Literary usage of Adrian

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"adrian IV judged it prudent not to declare himself the '•ii'-iny of one who was so powerful. On 1 Feb. 1158, he sent from Rome legates who met the emperor ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"WINTHROP in vol. xp 177., whose execution along with Sir adrian Fortescue ... Possibly it is a foreigner's mistaken repetition of the name “adrian Fortescue ..."

3. The American Bar by James Clark Fifield (1918)
"adrian College; legal ed. Univ. of Mich., LL.B., 1896. Mem. ... Attorneys for: adrian State Savings Bank, Citizens Light & Power Co., Toledo & Western Ry. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"adrian, a town of the United States, capital of Lenawee со., Michigan, situated on a branch of the Raisin river, and on the Michigan Southern Railway, ..."

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