from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Virgin Mary, her cult, or her theology.
- adj. Of or relating to Mary I of England or Mary Queen of Scots.
- adj. Of or relating to Gaius Marius: the Marian reforms of the legions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A female given name.
- adj. Of, or relating to the cult of the Virgin Mary
- n. One of the Scots who remained loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots in the disputes following her deposition.
- adj. Of or relating to Gaius Marius, Ancient Roman general and statesman.
- adj. Of or relating to the Mari people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or sometimes to Mary, Queen of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Caius Marius, a noted Roman general (died 86 b. c.), or his followers.
- Of or pertaining to the Virgin Mary: as, the Marian doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Of or pertaining to Queen Mary of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
- n. see Maid Marian.
- n. Same as mariet.
- n. Holocentrus marinus, a chætodontoid fish found in the West Indies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or venerating the Virgin Mary
Marian is sought after by both; the Fey come to her for help, and the Enchanter Council wants to kill her.
When she overhears plans to cut down the forest, Marian is determined to find a way to stop it.
Furious at the loss of her mother, Marian is filled with a surge of unfamiliar power.
Not able to command the top of the line props like she once could, Marian is forced to get by with two out of work stage hands ….
Unless Maid Marian is now a trashy, used-up, alcoholic, smoking husbadn stealer, I don't see how she could pull this off.
Lucy Griffiths 'Maid Marian is a fiesty cliche, but maybe that will change.
By the early fourteenth century, in Marian literature, Jewish antipathy toward Christianity was increasingly represented by images of Jewish violence toward children.
"I ask that you continue to do so, especially in Marian shrines."
Then must I call Marian, and send her to break the news to my lady.
Her dear young lady, as she called Marian, was not dead -- not lying at the bottom of that cruel river, at which Ellen had often looked with a shuddering horror, of late, thinking of what might be.