• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hieron A consecrated place; esp., a temple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hieron In Gr. archœol.: Any sacred place or consecrated site, inclosed or open. Hence A chapel or shrine.
    • n hieron A sanctuary: A temple, of more or less importance. A sacred inclosure or peribolos, often including temples, works of art of all kinds, buildings for visitors, a theater, places for assembly, a stadium, treasuries, etc.: as, the hieron of Æsculapius at Epidaurus; the hieron of Zeus at Olympia; the hieron of Apollo at Delphi.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "iero`n


In literature:

Another story of the jealousy of dogs, see in Hieron.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
He recalls to my memory the ship that Hieron of Syracuse gave to Ptolemy, wonderful for its size.
"Heart of Man" by George Edward Woodberry
Olumpias hieron] in Theseus, by which is meant the temple of the Prophetic Earth.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
"Notes and Queries, Number 69, February 22, 1851" by Various
Mercurialis (Dr. Hieron), noticed, 347.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Also Hieron., De Vir.
"Chapters of Bible Study" by Herman J. Heuser
He removed to Syracuse, where at the court of Hieron he spent the remainder of his life.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
He is sometimes said to have procured for Oxford the library of Hieron.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
Philistis, with whom Hieron fell in love when he was only a rising young army officer, has left us her portrait upon striking coins.
"Vistas in Sicily" by Arthur Stanley Riggs

In news:

His body was in tip-top condition and mentally there were no doubts he'd leave his rematch with Jay Hieron at UFC 151 victorious.
Hieron meets Jake Ellenberger in Friday's co-main event.
Jay Hieron 's UFC return 'worth the wait' in more ways than one.
Local UFC welterweight Jay Hieron works out for the media at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

In science:

Karnig Derderian, Robert Hierons, Mark Harman & Qiang Guo (2010): Estimating the feasibility of transition paths in extended finite state machines.
Constraint-Based Heuristic On-line Test Generation from Non-deterministic I/O EFSMs
Working Paper, Brunel University. Abdul Salam Kalaji, Robert Mark Hierons & Stephen Swift (2009): Generating Feasible Transition Paths for Testing from an Extended Finite State Machine (EFSM).
Constraint-Based Heuristic On-line Test Generation from Non-deterministic I/O EFSMs
Hierons et al., “Using formal specifications to support testing,” ACM Comput.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
Symposium, UTP 2008, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, September 8-10, (2008). M. Broy, B. Jonsson, J-P. Katoen, M. Leucker, A. Pretschner (Eds.): Model-Based Testing of Reactive Systems, LNCS 3472, Chap. 6, pp. 151-171, SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005. Robert, M., Hierons, Mercedes G.
Extending Refusal Testing by Stochastic Refusals for Testing Non-deterministic Systems