What does fabian mean?

Definitions for fabian
ˈfeɪ bi ənfabi·an

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fabian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. a member of the Fabian Society in Britain

  2. of or relating to Fabianism

    "the Fabian society"

  3. using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation

    "a fabian policy"

Wiktionary

  1. A Fabian socialist, a gradualist socialist; a member of the Fabian Society.

    Etymology: From Fabianus, possibly derived from faba.

  2. Pertaining to or reminiscent of Roman general , whose tactics against Hannibal during the Second Punic War famously consisted of delaying or avoiding combat, focusing instead on weakening the enemy by cutting off supply lines.

    Etymology: From Fabianus, possibly derived from faba.

  3. Advocating that social reforms be reached through a series of gradual and moderate stages rather than sudden revolution; specifically, relating to the Fabian Society, a British socialist society advocating reformist socialism.

    Etymology: From Fabianus, possibly derived from faba.

  4. cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.

    Etymology: From Fabianus, possibly derived from faba.

  5. borne by an early pope. Rare in English.

    Etymology: From Fabianus, possibly derived from faba.

Webster Dictionary

  1. of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest

    Etymology: [L. Fabianus, Fabius, belonging to Fabius.]

Freebase

  1. Fabiano Anthony Forte, better known as Fabian, is an American singer and actor. Fabian rose to national prominence after performing several times on American Bandstand. He became a teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Eleven of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 listing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. fā′bi-an, adj. delaying, avoiding battle, cautious, practising the policy of delay.—n. a member of a small group of Socialists in England, called by this name. [From Q. Fabius Maximus, surnamed Cunctator ('delayer'), from the masterly tactics with which he wore out the strength of Hannibal, whom he dared not meet in battle.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. Delaying; dilatory; avoiding battle, in imitation of Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, a Roman general who conducted military operations against Hannibal, by declining to risk a battle in the open field, but harassing the enemy by marches, countermarches, and ambuscades.

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Numerology

  1. The numerical value of fabian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. The numerical value of fabian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fabian in a Sentence

  1. Fabian Delph think we had a great chance to reach the final and we came up short, not just in the near future, I think for the rest of our lives we will be kicking ourselves thinking we had a real opportunity there.

  2. I am disappointed, Gareth Southgate side has been a great tournament for us personally and on a group level and we can go home proud of ourselves but I think we will kick ourselves in those quiet moments, fabian Delph think we had a great chance to reach the final and we came up short.

  3. Fabian is too much a political operator, not so much passion about specific things he stands for.

  4. There's criticism out there. I think it's just because of our (Fabian Nunez) working relationship and all that. It maybe was kind of saying, 'That's why he did it.' Well, hello! I mean, of course you help a friend.

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