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Meaning of "Brian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BRIAN

Brian  [ˈbraɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Brian is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BRIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Brian

Brian is a male given name of Irish and Breton origin, as well as a surname of Occitan origin. It is common in the English-speaking world. It is possible that the name is derived from an Old Celtic word meaning "high" or "noble". For example the element bre means "hill"; which could be transferred to mean "eminence" or "exalted one". The name is quite popular in Ireland, on account of Brian Boru, a 10th-century king of Ireland. The name was also quite popular in East Anglia during the Middle Ages. This is because the name was introduced to England by Bretons following the Norman Conquest. Bretons also settled in Ireland along with the Normans in the 12th century, and 'their' name was mingled with the 'Irish' version. Also, in the north-west of England, the 'Irish' name was introduced by Scandinavian settlers from Ireland. Within the Gaelic speaking areas of Scotland, the name was at first only used by professional families of Irish origin. It was the fourth most popular male name in England and Wales in 1934, but a sharp decline followed over the remainder of the 20th century and by 1994 it had fallen out of the top 100.

Definition of Brian in the English dictionary

The definition of Brian in the dictionary is Havergal. 1876–1972, English composer, who wrote 32 symphonies, including the large-scale Gothic Symphony.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRIAN


anion
ˈænˌaɪən
cast-iron
ˌkɑːstˈaɪən
cation
ˈkætaɪən
dandelion
ˈdændɪˌlaɪən
flatiron
ˈflætˌaɪən
gridiron
ˈɡrɪdˌaɪən
Hawaiian
həˈwaɪən
ion
ˈaɪən
iron
ˈaɪən
lion
ˈlaɪən
Mayan
ˈmaɪən
O´Brien
əˈbraɪən
Orion
əˈraɪən
Paraguayan
ˌpærəˈɡwaɪən
pereion
pəˈraɪən
pian
ˈpaɪən
prion
ˈpraɪən
scion
ˈsaɪən
Uruguayan
ˌjʊərəˈɡwaɪən
Zion
ˈzaɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRIAN

Brezhnev
Brian Boru
Briand
briar
briard
Briarean
Briareus
briarroot
briarwood
briary
bribable
bribe
bribeable
bribee
briber
briberies
bribery
bric-a-brac
Brice

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRIAN

Adrian
Algerian
Austrian
Bulgarian
Dorian
equestrian
historian
humanitarian
Hungarian
Liberian
librarian
Marian
Nigerian
ovarian
pedestrian
presbyterian
Siberian
Syrian
vegetarian
Victorian

Synonyms and antonyms of Brian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Brian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRIAN

Find out the translation of Brian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Brian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Brian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

布莱恩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Brian
570 millions of speakers

English

Brian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्रायन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بريان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Брайан
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Brian
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্রায়ান
260 millions of speakers

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Brian
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Brian
190 millions of speakers

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Brian
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブライアン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

브라이언
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Brian
85 millions of speakers
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Brian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரையன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्रायन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Brian
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Brian
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Brian
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Брайан
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Brian
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Brian
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Brian
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Brian
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Brian
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Brian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIAN»

The term «Brian» is very widely used and occupies the 3.756 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Brian

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10 QUOTES WITH «BRIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Brian.
1
Avi Arad
Listen, people like Brian Bendis did great things for comic readers, great things for comic readers.
2
Nora Arnezeder
I'm very proud of 'The Words' and all the cast. I think Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman are like new directors, and I really believe in them, and they're gonna rock everything.
3
Steven Bauer
'Scarface' was a tremendous undertaking, and I'm one of those who really feel that no one could have done it like Brian De Palma.
4
Brian Bosworth
People never understood that there was Brian and The Boz. They were two completely different people.
5
Danny Boyle
Brian Cox is the nicest guy, but he's so arrogant.
6
Terry Bradshaw
When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
7
Jon Brion
Brian Eno developed systems to keep himself on edge and to keep himself in a position where he's generating ideas.
8
Jason Calacanis
For tech, I like the 'DailySearchCast', 'TWiT' and anything Veronica Belmont does on CNET. I think Perez Hilton is a riot, and the rest of my consumption is by people: Folks like Dave Winer, Fred Wilson, Mark Cuban, Brian Alvey, Jeff Jarvis, Xeni Jardin, etc.
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David Conyers
The great thing about the Cthulhu shared-world setting is that no one owns the copyright, so I'm not constrained by publisher conventions, and anything I write belongs to me. Other authors who have started their careers by writing Cthulhu tales are Charles Stross, Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley, and look at how successful they have become.
10
John Deacon
Brian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRIAN»

Discover the use of Brian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Brian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Why Social Justice Matters
" Brian Barry exposes the shoddy logic and distortion of reality that underpins this ideology.
Brian Barry, 2005
2
Culture and Equality: An Egalitarian Critique of ...
Barry offers an incisive criticism of these arguments and suggests that they tend to misdiagnose the problems of minority groups.
Brian Barry, 2002
3
Brian De Palma: Interviews
Presents nineteen interviews with the American film director of such movies as "Carrie," "Scarface," and "Mission: Impossible.
Laurence F. Knapp, 2003
4
Fitness and Health
Your complete guide to aerobic and muscular fitness ; nutrition; weight control ; performance in work and sport ; energy and vitality.
Brian J. Sharkey, Steven E. Gaskill, 2007
5
Brian Friel in Conversation
Reflections by the author of Dancing at Lughnasa on Irish writers, the theater, nationalism, Catholicism, and his childhood
Brian Friel, Paul Delaney, 2000
6
Engage!, Revised and Updated: The Complete Guide for Brands ...
With this book, you will find out how to: Create a welcoming online space that cultivates your customers' loyalty and trust Attract online champions and influencers who will help build your reputation and increase attention Understand and ...
Brian Solis, 2011
7
Literacy in Theory and Practice
This book challenges conventional theories about literacy, and the practices which often arise from them.
Brian V. Street, 1984
8
Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation
DIVA major theoretical rethinking of intellectual models of embodiment, movement, and sensation./div "It is not enough to describe Massumi's book as a brilliant achievement.
Brian Massumi, 2002
9
How to Write a Business Plan
Presented in a highly accessible format, How to Write a Business Plan also includes a full glossary, case histories and a detailed section on the related issue of how a company can best use internal business plans.
Brian Finch, 2010
10
Essentials of Managing Stress
Essentials of Managing Stress, Second Edition teaches practical skills and techniques to handle the daily stresses in life. While other texts are heavy with theory, this book offers both theory and effective application.
Brian Luke Seaward, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Brian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Brian Dozier hits walkoff homer in 10th to lift Twins over Orioles
Dozier hit a two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Earlier in the ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Morgan Brian a rising star and unsung hero of US win over Japan in …
It was the beginning of a wondrous day in BC Stadium for 22-year-old Morgan Brian, from St. Simons Island, Ga. and the University of Virginia, ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
3
Biggest All-Star snubs: Brian Dozier, Clayton Kershaw, Joey Votto
Yost could have easily selected Clay Buchholz to represent the Red Sox and then gone with Brian Dozier, Gardner or Cespedes as his final ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
4
Brian Warshick, former Dartmouth councillor, dies at 62
Brian Warshick was elected councillor of District 6 in Dartmouth in 2000, but lost the seat four years later. He ran again unsuccessfully in 2008. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
5
Brian Tucker: Maryland State Trooper Said To Hold Woman At Gun …
Brian Tucker has been a Maryland State Trooper for 18 years. That will all come to an end if he is proved to have engaged in the conduct he is ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
6
Birmingham City in Marbella: Brian Dick picks the players that stood …
... minutes asin the Marbella sunshine at the end of their first day. Blues writer Brian Dick reports back on who impressed most on Day One. «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
7
CPL: Brian Lara to host a clinic for thousands of kids in hometown
Port of Spain (Trinidad), July 7: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara will host a clinic here for thousands of children, ahead of the Caribbean ... «Oneindia, Jul 15»
8
The resurrection of Brian Williams
Now that NBC News has taken erstwhile anchorman Brian Williams to the woodshed and kicked him into the shallower pool of cable news at ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
9
Is Texans QB Brian Hoyer really 'The King in Texas'?
The combination of Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett is suspect, but Hoyer has meshed well into coach Bill O'Brien's system. The team boasts the ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
10
'Bull Mountain,' A Conversation with Brian Panowich
Brian Panowich is a firefighter and former musician. As an army brat, he grew up in Europe until the family settled in East Georgia. His debut ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»

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