from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Emperor of Rome (AD 41–54) who became ruler after Caligula was murdered. He was poisoned by his wife, Agrippina, after her son Nero was named as heir.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Roman Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Claudius I.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.