Definitions for tiberiustaɪˈbɪər i əs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ti•be•ri•ustaɪˈbɪər i əs(n.)
(Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar) 42 b .c .–a .d . 37, Roman emperor 14–37.
Category: Ancient History, Biography
Tiberius, Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Augustus(noun)
son-in-law of Augustus who became a suspicious tyrannical Emperor of Rome after a brilliant military career (42 BC to AD 37)
of mostly historical use, in particular, the praenomen of the second Roman emperor Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus, reigning 14-37 .
Origin: Tiberius, literally 'Of the Tiber', from Tiberis, the river Tiber. Also note Faliscan equivalent *Tiferios. The name is mistaken by some to be of origin but note the borrowed variants, Thefarie (from Faliscan) and Teperi (from Latin).
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
second Roman emperor, born at Rome; was of the Claudian family; became the step-son of Augustus, who, when he was five years old, had married his mother; was himself married to Agrippina, daughter of Agrippa, but was compelled to divorce her and marry Augustus's daughter Julia, by whom he had two sons, on the death of whom he was adopted as the emperor's successor, whom, after various military services in various parts of the empire, he succeeded A.D. 14; his reign was distinguished by acts of cruelty, specially at the instance of the minister Sejanus, whom out of jealousy he put to death; given up to debauchery, he was suffocated in a fainting fit by the captain of the Prætorian Guards in A.D. 37, and succeeded by Caligula; it was during his reign Christ was crucified.