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Hadrian

[hey-dree-uh n]
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noun
  1. Publius Aelius Hadrianus, a.d. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.

Adrian I

or Hadrian I

noun
  1. died a.d. 795, pope 772–795.

Adrian II

or Hadrian II

noun
  1. Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 867–872.

Adrian III

or Hadrian III

noun
  1. Saint, Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 884–885.

Adrian IV

or Hadrian IV

noun
  1. Nicholas Breakspear, c1100–59, only Englishman to become pope, 1154–59.

Adrian V

or Hadrian V

noun
  1. died 1276, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1276.

Adrian VI

or Hadrian VI

noun
  1. 1459–1523, Dutch ecclesiastic: pope 1522–23.

Hadrian I

noun
  1. Adrian I.

Hadrian II

noun
  1. Adrian II.

Hadrian III

noun
  1. Adrian III.

Hadrian IV

noun
  1. Adrian IV.

Hadrian V

noun
  1. Adrian V.

Hadrian VI

noun
  1. Adrian VI.
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Examples from the Web for hadrian

Historical Examples

  • After the time of Hadrian science cannot be said to have existed.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • Hadrian took from masters the power of life and death over slaves.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • The artist I am expecting is a grand man, but the Emperor Hadrian is a grander.

  • "Only show me what you can do," cried Hadrian after him as Pollux hurried off.

  • Hadrian let Pollux feel his power, but he has always been friendly to me.


British Dictionary definitions for hadrian

Hadrian

Adrian

noun
  1. 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 IV

noun
  1. original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100–59, the only English pope (1154–59)
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