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Mar·i·an 1

 (mâr′ē-ən, măr′-)
1. Of or relating to the Virgin Mary or to the veneration of the Virgin Mary as a tradition within some forms of Christianity.
2. Of or relating to Mary I of England or Mary Queen of Scots.

Mar·i·an 2

 (mâr′ē-ən, măr′-)
Of or relating to Gaius Marius: the Marian reforms of the legions.
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to some other Mary, such as Mary, Queen of Scots or Mary I of England
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who has a special devotion to the Virgin Mary
4. (Historical Terms) a supporter of some other Mary
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(ˈmɛər i ən)

1. of or pertaining to the Virgin Mary.
2. of or pertaining to Mary I of England or Mary, Queen of Scots.
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Adj.1.Marian - of or relating to or venerating the Virgin MaryMarian - of or relating to or venerating the Virgin Mary
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[ˈmɛərɪən] ADJmariano
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References in classic literature ?
Robin Hood has left Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, and all his merry men to hunt the deer and make ready the feast.
So some make ready the bower, the tables and the seats, while Maid Marian, Little John and others set out to hunt.
Dairyman Crick and his wife, the milkmaids Tess, Marian, Retty Priddle, Izz Huett, and the married ones from the cottages; also Mr Clare, Jonathan Kail, old Deborah, and the rest, stood gazing hopelessly at the churn; and the boy who kept the horse going outside put on moon-like eyes to show his sense of the situation.
"'Tis no use for you to be in love with him any more than me, Retty Priddle," said jolly-faced Marian, the eldest, slily.
He looked serious and pre-occupied; and when his niece wished him good night, he abruptly said to her, 'Marian, I want to know what part of the hotel you sleep in?' Marian, puzzled by the question, answered that she was going to sleep, as usual, with 'Aunt Agnes.' Not satisfied with that reply, Henry next inquired whether the bedroom was near the rooms occupied by the other members of the travelling party.
Little Marian had been got ready for bed as usual, and had
Marian! I can bear this no longer--I must and will end it."
He was very kind and good to me, Marian, and I am ashamed to say I distressed him by crying.
The other was Marian Fitzwalter, only child of the Earl of Huntingdon.
Rob's cousin Will was away at school; and Marian's father, who had learned of her friendship with Rob, had sent his daughter to the court of Queen Eleanor.
His sister Marian had been keeping company with an industrious young mechanic, of German extraction, who, after thoroughly learning the trade, had set up for himself in a bicycle-repair shop.
Several evenings later Marian again visited him, this time alone.