What does Grecian mean?

Definitions for Grecian
ˈgri ʃəngre·cian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Grecianadjective

    a native or resident of Greece

  2. Greek, Grecian, Hellenicadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language

    "Greek mythology"; "a Grecian robe"


  1. Greciannoun

    A native or inhabitant of Greece.

  2. Greciannoun

    A senior pupil at Christ's Hospital School.

  3. Greciannoun

    A Jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist.

  4. Grecianadjective



  1. Grecian

    The Greeks or Hellenes (; Greek: Έλληνες, Éllines [ˈelines]) are an ethnic group and nation indigenous to Greece, Cyprus, southern Albania, Anatolia, parts of Italy and Egypt, and to a lesser extent, other countries surrounding the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. They also form a significant diaspora (omogenia), with many Greek communities established around the world.Greek colonies and communities have been historically established on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, but the Greek people themselves have always been centered on the Aegean and Ionian seas, where the Greek language has been spoken since the Bronze Age. Until the early 20th century, Greeks were distributed between the Greek peninsula, the western coast of Asia Minor, the Black Sea coast, Cappadocia in central Anatolia, Egypt, the Balkans, Cyprus, and Constantinople. Many of these regions coincided to a large extent with the borders of the Byzantine Empire of the late 11th century and the Eastern Mediterranean areas of ancient Greek colonization. The cultural centers of the Greeks have included Athens, Thessalonica, Alexandria, Smyrna, and Constantinople at various periods. In recent times, most ethnic Greeks live within the borders of the modern Greek state or in Cyprus. The Greek genocide and population exchange between Greece and Turkey nearly ended the three millennia-old Greek presence in Asia Minor. Other longstanding Greek populations can be found from southern Italy to the Caucasus and southern Russia and Ukraine and in the Greek diaspora communities in a number of other countries. Today, most Greeks are officially registered as members of the Greek Orthodox Church.Greeks have greatly influenced and contributed to culture, visual arts, exploration, theatre, literature, philosophy, ethics, politics, architecture, music, mathematics, medicine, science, technology, commerce, cuisine and sports. The Greek language is the oldest written language still in use and its vocabulary has been the basis of many languages, including English as well as international scientific nomenclature. Greek was by far the most widely spoken lingua franca in the Mediterranean world and the New Testament of the Christian Bible was also originally written in Greek.


  1. grecian

    Grecian generally refers to something or someone of, relating to, or characteristic of Greece or its people, culture, language, or history. It's an adjective used to describe the ancient or modern qualities associated with Greece. It is also sometimes used to refer to the ancient Greek style, especially in terms of art, architecture or literature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grecianadjective

    of or pertaining to Greece; Greek

  2. Greciannoun

    a native or naturalized inhabitant of Greece; a Greek

  3. Greciannoun

    a jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist

  4. Greciannoun

    one well versed in the Greek language, literature, or history

  5. Etymology: [Cf. Greek.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grecian

    grē′shan, adj. pertaining to Greece.—n. a native of Greece: one well versed in the Greek language and literature: (B.) a Hellenising Jew, or Jew who spoke Greek: one of the senior boys of Christ's Hospital: (slang) an Irish labourer newly over.—v.t. Grē′cise, to make Grecian: to translate into Greek.—v.i. to speak Greek.—n. Grē′cism, an idiom of the Greek language.—adj. Grē′co-Rō′man, of or pertaining to both Greece and Rome, esp. to the art cultivated by Greeks under Roman domination (see also Wrestling).—Grecian bend, a foolish mode of walking with a slight bend forward, at one time affected by a few women who fondly thought to imitate the pose of a figure like the Venus of Milo. [Fr. Grec—L. Græcus—Gr. Graikos.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grecian is ranked #127494 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grecian surname appeared 134 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Grecian.

    94.7% or 127 total occurrences were White.

Anagrams for Grecian »

  1. Gricean

  2. anergic

  3. geranic

  4. garniec

  5. garnice

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grecian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grecian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Grecian in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Hamilton:

    To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they put foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.

  2. William Faulkner:

    If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.

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