Hadrian

[hey-dree-uh n]
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noun

Publius Aelius Hadrianus, a.d. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.

Adrian I

or Hadrian I

noun

died a.d. 795, pope 772–795.

Adrian II

or Hadrian II

noun

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

Adrian III

or Hadrian III

noun

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

Adrian IV

or Hadrian IV

noun

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

Adrian V

or Hadrian V

noun

died 1276, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1276.

Adrian VI

or Hadrian VI

noun

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

Hadrian I

noun

Hadrian II

noun

Hadrian III

noun

Hadrian IV

noun

Hadrian V

noun

Hadrian VI

noun

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Examples from the Web for hadrian

Historical Examples of hadrian

  • 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

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

  • "I will accept your invitation with pleasure," answered Hadrian.

  • "The bodies in this city ought to thrive," said Hadrian meditatively.



British Dictionary definitions for hadrian

Hadrian

Adrian

noun

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

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