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Definitions of Tyrian

  1. Being of the color called Tyrian purple. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Being of a deep purple color, like the dye formerly prepared at Tyre. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Obtained at Tyre; being of a purple colour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Pert. to anc. Tyre; richly purple, as from the anc. Tyrian dye. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Tyrian

  1. But there was another poet, Mentor, also of the party, and as he could not be happy under his rival's triumph, he exclaimed: " The great dyer- for you know he uses blood instead of the Tyrian shell- has nothing of Father Zeus about him that I can see, but far more of the great Alexander, whose mausoleum he is to visit to- morrow. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Indeed the Tyrian fleet in the service of Solomon had made what was then esteemed long voyages, and a famous Carthaginian captain had sailed round Africa: the Portuguese also were great adventurers by sea, and their discoveries in Africa served to animate men of courage and enterprise to bolder undertakings: but the invention of the compass proved the mariner's best guide, and facilitated the improvements in navigation. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt