- Edgar Douglas,1889–1977, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1932.
- (Gilbert),1903–59, U.S. fashion and costume designer.
- a city in SE Michigan.
- a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “from Hadria,” an ancient city in northern Italy.
or Hadrian I
- died a.d. 795, pope 772–795.
or Hadrian II
- Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 867–872.
or Hadrian III
- Saint, Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 884–885.
or Hadrian IV
- Nicholas Breakspear, c1100–59, only Englishman to become pope, 1154–59.
or Hadrian V
- died 1276, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1276.
or Hadrian VI
- 1459–1523, Dutch ecclesiastic: pope 1522–23.
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Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son.
To discover the artist and Enid's address was for Adrian the work of a few minutes.A Great Man
Adrian tried this cautiously, with little hope of being heard.
Was Adrian thinking of his kind master, or of his master's daughter?
Here the clerk Adrian presently found him, and murmured some apology.
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- 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
- original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100–59, the only English pope (1154–59)
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Word Origin and History for adrian
masc. proper name, from Latin Adrianus/Hadrianus, literally "of the Adriatic" (see Adriatic).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Adrian(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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