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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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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.
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
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.
This would be sure to baffle the Alexandrian editors.
It was evident that he shared our host's liking for the fresh Alexandrian cigarettes.
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.
Fragmented from a promotional material -- Photo Courtesy: Event official Facebook page CAIRO -- 24 December 2017: Photopia will host an interactive conceptual photography talk by talented Alexandrian photographers Henar Sherif and Adel Essam on Friday.
With his great passion for food and service, flexibility and creativity, Klauss will assist in uplifting the Alexandrian culinary scene in addition to elevating the guest experience, the hotel said in a statement.
Their topics include whether Severus was the heir of Saint John Chrysostom, the asceticism of Severus: an analysis of struggle in his Homily 18 on the "Forty Holy Martyrs" compared to the Cappadocians and the Syrians, changing Miaphysite attitudes toward Byzantium, Severus at the crossroads of the Antiochene and Alexandrian exegetical tradition, and hymns of Severus and the Coptic Theotokia.
As a step to enhance the local literary movement and support young Alexandrian writers and poets, the General Egyptian Book Organisation hosts its fourth annual Alexandrina International Book Fair for 10 days in Ard Al-Qota in the area of Al-Shatby.
Let me tell you of the lawyer Mahinour El Masry, the Alexandrian young woman who led along with other activists the protests against the brutal murder of the Alexandrian Khaled Saeed; the Icon of the Egyptian revolution.