- of, relating to, or characteristic of Julius Caesar.
Origin of Julian1
- Flavius Claudius Julianusthe Apostate, a.d. 331–363, Roman emperor 361–363.
- a male given name, form of Julius.
Examples from the Web for julian
Real-estate expert Julian Hitchcock told Grub Street he expects to see more chain restaurants pop up in New York.High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital
October 28, 2014
In the midst of these efforts, she was raising identical twin sons, Julian—“the reserved one” and Joaquin—“the outgoing one.”Mother Knows Best
October 14, 2014
I was there at one of the first gigs by Julian Casablancas and the Voidz at SXSW, in Cedar Street Courtyard.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over
October 9, 2014
TT: Was Julian Fellowes [show creator, writer, executive producer] angry with you?Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho
September 19, 2014
Two of the biggest of those, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, are currently persona non grata in much of the Western world.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS
September 8, 2014
May the holy Julian stand by us and the thrice-sainted Christopher!The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Then parties—whew, you ought to see what parties Julian and Harold have!Polly of Lady Gay Cottage
Emma C. Dowd
He was not thinking so much of Jake, nor even of Julian Marbolt.
Julian Marbolt had not left his bedroom when they arrived at the house.
"You did well to follow Lord Julian's instructions," he commended the Major.Captain Blood
- known as Julian the Apostate; Latin name Flavius Claudius Julianus. 331–363 ad, Roman emperor (361–363), who attempted to revive paganism in the Roman empire while remaining tolerant to Christians and Jews
- of or relating to Julius Caesar
- denoting or relating to the Julian calendar
Word Origin and History for julian
"old style" calendar, 1590s, in reference to reforms by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C.E. (see Julius). The masc. proper name is from Latin Iulianus, from Iulius.
- American physician noted for developing cortisone and also physostigmine, a drug used to treat glaucoma and memory loss.