Adrian

[ ey-dree-uh n ]
/ ˈeɪ dri ən /

noun

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.

Definition for adrian (2 of 7)

Adrian I

or Hadrian I


noun

died a.d. 795, pope 772–795.

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Adrian II

or Hadrian II


noun

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

Definition for adrian (4 of 7)

Adrian III

or Hadrian III


noun

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

Definition for adrian (5 of 7)

Adrian IV

or Hadrian IV


noun

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

Definition for adrian (6 of 7)

Adrian V

or Hadrian V


noun

died 1276, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1276.

Definition for adrian (7 of 7)

Adrian VI

or Hadrian VI


noun

1459–1523, Dutch ecclesiastic: pope 1522–23.
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British Dictionary definitions for adrian (1 of 2)

Adrian
/ (ˈeɪdrɪən) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for adrian (2 of 2)

Adrian IV

noun

original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100–59, the only English pope (1154–59)
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Medicine definitions for adrian

Adrian
[ ādrē-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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