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Hadrian

[hey-dree-uh n] /ˈheɪ dri ən/
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.

Hadrian II

noun
1.

Hadrian III

noun

Hadrian IV

noun
1.

Hadrian V

noun
1.

Hadrian VI

noun
1.
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  • 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
  • Then all that is needed is to delay Hadrian's arrival by four days and nights.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • It seems to annoy you that they should be organized in honor of Hadrian?

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "I will accept your invitation with pleasure," answered Hadrian.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Hadrian looked round in bewilderment, and asked: "Where is Mastor?"

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

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "The bodies in this city ought to thrive," said Hadrian meditatively.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "Only show me what you can do," cried Hadrian after him as Pollux hurried off.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Hadrian let Pollux feel his power, but he has always been friendly to me.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Hadrian

Hadrian

/ˈheɪdrɪən/
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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