Adrian: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ā'drē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. 1889–1977, English physiologist: Nobel prize for medicine 1932.
  2. 1903–59, U.S. fashion and costume designer.
  3. Hadrian.
  4. a city in SE Michigan. 21,186.
  5. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “from Hadria,” an ancient city in northern Italy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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