[ see-lee-uhn ]

  1. the southeastern hill of the seven hills of ancient Rome.

Words Nearby Caelian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Caelian in a sentence

  • They erected on the Caelian hill a magnificent palace, and as soon as it was finished, invited Aurelian to supper.

  • He gave his own palace on the Caelian Hill as a site for a Christian temple.

  • Three had been brought up in the monastery on the Caelian, and one at least would now make an excellent interpreter.

    The Paladins of Edwin the Great | Clements R. Markham
  • A week afterward he went to dine at a beautiful villa on the Caelian Hill, and, on arriving, dismissed his hired vehicle.

    Daisy Miller | Henry James
  • Caligula connected the hill with the Forum, and Nero opened up an entrance towards the Caelian.

    Rome | Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

British Dictionary definitions for Caelian


/ (ˈsiːlɪən) /

  1. the southeasternmost of the Seven Hills of Rome

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