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1. Of or relating to Alexander the Great: the Alexandrian conquests.
2. Of or relating to Alexandria, Egypt.
3. Of, characteristic of, or belonging to a learned school of Hellenistic literature, science, and philosophy located at Alexandria in the last three centuries bc.


(ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪən; -ˈzɑːn-)
1. (Placename) of or relating to Alexander the Great
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to Alexandria in Egypt
3. (Historical Terms) relating to the Hellenistic philosophical, literary, and scientific ideas that flourished in Alexandria in the last three centuries bc
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of writers, literary works, etc) erudite and imitative rather than original or creative
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Alexandria


(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ən, -ˈzɑn-)

1. of or pertaining to Alexandria, esp. Alexandria, Egypt.
2. Hellenistic.
3. of or pertaining to Alexander the Great or the period of his rule.
4. a native or resident of Alexandria, esp. Alexandria, Egypt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alexandrian - a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
Adj.1.Alexandrian - of or relating to Alexander the Great or his empireAlexandrian - of or relating to Alexander the Great or his empire
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Compressed into it is a whole Alexandrian library of thought, feeling, and sentiment--all that can, all that need be urged, in the form of expostulation, entreaty, rebuke, against that crime of crimes,--making man the prop- erty of his fellow-man
This would be sure to baffle the Alexandrian editors.
It was evident that he shared our host's liking for the fresh Alexandrian cigarettes.
Though the poems of the Boeotian school (2) were unanimously assigned to Hesiod down to the age of Alexandrian criticism, they were clearly neither the work of one man nor even of one period: some, doubtless, were fraudulently fathered on him in order to gain currency; but it is probable that most came to be regarded as his partly because of their general character, and partly because the names of their real authors were lost.
The stream of ancient philosophy in the Alexandrian and Roman times widens into a lake or sea, and then disappears underground to reappear after many ages in a distant land.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza;--read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
Casaubon's talk about his great book was full of new vistas; and this sense of revelation, this surprise of a nearer introduction to Stoics and Alexandrians, as people who had ideas not totally unlike her own, kept in abeyance for the time her usual eagerness for a binding theory which could bring her own life and doctrine into strict connection with that amazing past, and give the remotest sources of knowledge some bearing on her actions.
Another project includes the development of the Alexandrian port, a project to develop signals systems from Nag Hammad to Luxor, and projects to develop metro stations in Egypt.
The Coptic Catholic Church is an Alexandrian Rite in full communion with the Catholic Church.
Antigonus, Duris of Samos, invented tradition and Alexander's expedition to Siwah, barbequed Brahmins, the gaps of evidence, the battle of Gabene, mythical fighters, Agora XVI 107 and the royal title of Demetrius Poliorcetes, development of the early Hellenistic Philos, Iranians in the early Diadochi period, resistance to the Diadochi in Asia Minor, the female element (including Iranian wives), the offering of arms to Athena Lindia, propaganda strategies, the Alexandrian foundation myth, and elephants in kingship.
These could be Indian, Spanish or traditional Alexandrian costumes or even the kind of garb worn by pop stars Haif Wahby and Nancy Ajram in their video clips.
s presenting the Alexandrian bishop as fully committed from the beginning of his career to defending a theology articulated at Nicaea in 325, even though recent scholarship has made it plain that what we now think of as "'Nicene trinitarian theology" was constructed over the course of many decades of lively debate.