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Definition of 'adrian'

Noun

  1. Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
       Synonyms: Hadrian Publius Aelius Hadrianus
  2. English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
       Synonyms: Edgar Douglas Adrian Baron Adrian


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