Dorian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Dorian of or relating to the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris, to their Doric dialect of Greek, or to their culture
    • n Dorian the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC
    • n Dorian a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dorian A native or inhabitant of Doris in Greece.
    • Dorian Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks of Doris; Doric; as, a Dorian fashion.
    • Dorian (Mus) Same as Doric, 3. "Dorian mood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Dorian Of or pertaining to Doris, a small district of ancient Greece, lying south of Thessaly and northwest of Phocis; relating to or originating with the inhabitants of Doris.
    • Dorian Of or pertaining to the Doric race; Doric.
    • n Dorian A native or an inhabitant of Doris in Greece.
    • n Dorian A member of the Doric or Dorian race, one of the four great divisions of the ancient Hellenes or Greeks (the others being the Æolians, the Ionians, and the Acheans). In the historical period the Dorians occupied southern and western Peloponnesus, the chief state of the race being Sparta, as well as Megara, Corinth, Argos, Cnidus, Halicarnassus, Rhodes, Corcyra, Syracuse, Tarentum, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Dorian dō′ri-an belonging to Doris in Greece, Doric: a native of Doris.
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Usage

In literature:

Oscar Wilde was utterly mistaken when he wrote the 'Picture of Dorian Gray.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
This was Dorian, one of our Ambulance, who had been sent here sick, and was acting as orderly to the A.D.M.S.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Major Smith Dorian was placed in command of the post and district.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
The Dorians were not less, but more tenacious of their traditional customs.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
I know Oscar Wilde takes a different view in 'Dorian Grey,' but he is wrong.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
Oh, Dorian, Dorian, you understand now what it signifies?
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Another English jury, for all practical purposes, decided that Dorian Gray was not immoral, and so on.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
Cresphontes married Merope, whose native country, Arcadia, was not affected by the Dorian invasion.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
Dorus was, of course, the father of the Dorians; and Xuthus had a son, called Ion, who was the father of the Ionians.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Picture of Dorian Gray, The.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

Quench'd the fierce Achean gaze,
Dorian foemen paus'd before,
Where cold Sparta snatch'd her bays
At Achaea's stubborn door.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The artist caught us at the turning;
we smiled in our canvas home
before we chose our foreknown separate ways.
The dry redfur fox coat was made for burning.
I rot on the wall, my own
Dorian Gray.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
Thy muse deserves the lasting meed;
Attuning sweet the Dorian reed,
Now the lovelorn swain complains,
And sings his sorrows to the plains;
Now the sylvan scenes appear
Through all the changes of the year;
"Lines On Reading The Poems Of Wharton" by Henry Kirke White
Where are the vineyards, with their joyous throngs,
The red grapes pressing when the foliage fades?
The lyres, the wreaths, the lovely Dorian songs,
And the pine forests, and the olive shades?
—Far in my own bright land!
"Ancient Greek Song Of Exile" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Virginia Tech transfer forward Dorian Finney-Smith will officially visit the University of Memphis Tuesday, he said by text this afternoon.
RecruitingNation's Dave Hooker talks with Clemson-committed linebacker Dorian O'Daniel (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) about getting an Opening invite.
Dorian Finney-Smith to leave program.
Freshman Dorian Finney-Smith will transfer from Virginia Tech.
Good Counsel All-Met LB Dorian O'Daniel commits to Clemson.
Local Irish folk group Dorian 's Wheel brought their Celtic flair to the KJHK Studios.
Sources told the entertainment site that during a fight with her husband, Dorian allegedly shot him in the chest.
Douglass guard Dorian Williams commits to Missouri State.
Dorian 's game-changing gizmo.
On Feb 14, 2010, the day after that season's stellar Maverick's event, Shane Dorian paddled out from Pillar Point and took the beating of his life.
Hughley is all heart at Delta College's 'Show Your Heart' benefit in memory of Dorian Dawkins.
WESTBURY, N.Y.–Lighting manufacturer Crystorama will debut two collections next month from jewelry and chandelier designer Dorian Webb.
Rebecca Hall joins ' Dorian Gray'.
In May, Gator sophomore Dorian Munroe was arrested for allegedly removing a police "boot" from his vehicle.
Oscar Wilde's classic novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" has been adapted to film more times than I care to count.
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In science:

Iris Anshel, Michael Anshel, and Dorian Goldfeld.
Normal forms of random braids
Iris Anshel, Michael Anshel and Dorian Goldfeld, An algebraic method for public-key cryptography, Math.
Group theory in cryptography
Iris Anshel, Michael Anshel, Dorian Goldfeld and Stephane Lemieux, Key agreement, the Algebraic EraserTM , and lightweight cryptography, Contemp.
Group theory in cryptography
The author would like to thank Dorian Goldfeld and Peter Sarnak for many important comments on this paper.
Bounds for $GL(3)\times GL(2)$ $L$-functions and GL(3) $L$-functions
This work is based on the author’s previous work experience with Professors Dorian Goldfeld, Henryk Iwaniec and Peter Sarnak.
Bounds for $GL(3)\times GL(2)$ $L$-functions and GL(3) $L$-functions
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