Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


(in an ancient Greek house) an apartment for men, especially one for banqueting.
(in an ancient Roman house) a passage between two peristyles.
a son of Anius who was given the power of prophecy by Apollo.
Historical Examples

The andron was a passage at the right or the left of the tablinum, connecting the atrium with the peristyle (Figs. 115, 121).
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau


men’s apartment in a house, from Greek andron, collateral form of andronitis “men’s apartment,” from aner (genitive andros) “man” (see anthropo-).


Read Also:

  • Andronicus

    andronicus man-conquering, a Jewish Christian, the kinsman and fellowprisoner of Paul (Rom. 16:7); “of note among the apostles.” Historical Examples Thus he gained a considerable share, and in fact reaped the harvest of which andronicus and Pacuvius had sown the seed. The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 6, June 1810 Various […]

  • Androphilia

    noun a love of men; a love of sex with men

  • Andropause

    noun the period, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, during which a man’s testosterone levels may fall, leading to a reduction in vigour and sexual drive Also called male menopause noun the male counterpart of menopause, when the production of testosterone decreases and there are accompanying mental symptoms Examples Andropause or viropause […]

  • Androphobia

    an abnormal fear of men; an aversion toward the male sex. n. “morbid fear of the male sex” (sometimes, rather, “of the human race” or “of crowds), 1844, from andro- + -phobia. Related: Androphobic. androphobia an·dro·pho·bi·a (ān’drə-fō’bē-ə) n. An abnormal fear or dislike of men.

Disclaimer: Andron definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.