- of or relating to the ancient Greek region of Doris or to the Dorians.
Origin of Dorian1
- a male or female given name.
Examples from the Web for dorian
Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were going down the middle of the block for everyone to see.Ferguson Police Protect and Serve Themselves With Michael Brown Smear
August 16, 2014
Just so with Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, whose identity seems increasingly lost in a cyber thicket that no one can penetrate.Mysteries Continue to Swirl Around the Identity of Bitcoin’s Creator
March 11, 2014
White is “150 pages into” a novel about “a Dorian Grey-ish figure, a male model in Paris in about 1980.”Edmund White: Sex, Success, and Survival
February 11, 2014
Once Kennex and Dorian are paired, the pilot spends the rest of the time trying to sell us this odd couple as a duo.
The show also provides several moments for Dorian to prove his usefulness to Kennex.
And these, he replied, are the Dorian and Phrygian harmonies of which I was just now speaking.
Quite the reverse, he replied; and if so the Dorian and the Phrygian are the only ones which you have left.
Greek architecture for the purpose of this study is Dorian architecture, and its elements are simple.The Legacy of Greece
These he explains will be only the Dorian and the Phrygian harmonies.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
Dorian rose up from the piano, and passed his hand through his hair.The Picture of Dorian Gray
- a member of a Hellenic people who invaded Greece around 1100 bc, overthrew the Mycenaean civilization, and settled chiefly in the Peloponnese
- of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Doric
- music of or relating to a mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from D to DSee also Hypo-
Word Origin and History for dorian
c.1600, in reference to the mode of ancient Greek music, literally "of Doris," from Greek Doris, district in central Greece, traditionally named for Doros, legendary ancestor of the Dorians, whose name is probably related to doron "gift" (see date (n.1)).