Adrian

Adrian

[ey-dree-uhn]
noun
1.
Edgar Douglas, 1889–1977, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1932.
2.
(Gilbert) 1903–59, U.S. fashion and costume designer.
4.
a city in SE Michigan.
5.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “from Hadria,” an ancient city in northern Italy.
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Adrian I

noun
died a.d. 795, pope 772–795.
Also, Hadrian I.

Adrian II

noun
Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 867–872.
Also, Hadrian II.

Adrian III

noun
Saint, Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 884–885.
Also, Hadrian III.

Adrian IV

noun
(Nicholas Breakspear) c1100–59, only Englishman to become pope, 1154–59.
Also, Hadrian IV.

Adrian V

noun
died 1276, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1276.
Also, Hadrian V.

Adrian VI

noun
1459–1523, Dutch ecclesiastic: pope 1522–23.
Also, Hadrian VI.
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Adrian (ˈeɪdrɪən)
 
n
Edgar Douglas, Baron Adrian. 1889--1977, English physiologist, noted particularly for his research into the function of neurons: shared with Sherrington the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine 1932

Adrian IV
 
n
original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100--59, the only English pope (1154--59)

Hadrian or Adrian (ˈheɪdrɪən)
 
n
Latin name Publius Aelius Hadrianus. 76--138 ad, Roman emperor (117--138); adopted son and successor of Trajan. He travelled throughout the Roman Empire, strengthening its frontiers and encouraging learning and architecture, and in Rome he reorganized the army and codified Roman law
 
Adrian or Adrian
 
n

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Adrian
masc. proper name, from L. Adrianus/Hadrianus, lit. "of the Adriatic" (see Adriatic).
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Adrian A·dri·an (ā'drē-ən), Edgar Douglas. First Baron Adrian. 1889-1977.

British physiologist. He shared a 1932 Nobel Prize for major advances in the understanding of the nervous and muscular systems and was one of the first to study electrical activity in the brain and nervous system.

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