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Chur·chill(chûr′chĭl′, chûrch′hĭl′), Caryl Born 1938.
British playwright. Her best-known work, Cloud 9 (1979), is considered a landmark of feminist and postmodern literature.
Churchill, John First Duke of Marlborough. 1650-1722.
English general and statesman who served under five British monarchs. He is best known for his decisive victory in the Battle of Blenheim (1704).
Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer 1874-1965.
British politician and writer. As prime minister (1940-1945 and 1951-1955) he led Great Britain through World War II. Churchill published several works, including The Second World War (1948-1953), and won the 1953 Nobel Prize for literature.
Chur·chill′i·an (chûr-chĭl′ē-ən) adj.
1. (Placename) a river in E Canada, rising in SE Labrador and flowing north and southeast over Churchill Falls, then east to the Atlantic. Length: about 1000 km (600 miles). Former name: Hamilton River
2. (Placename) a river in central Canada, rising in NW Saskatchewan and flowing east through several lakes to Hudson Bay. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles)
1. (Biography) Caryl. born 1938, British playwright; her plays include Cloud Nine (1978), Top Girls (1982), Serious Money (1987), and Far Away (2000)
2. (Biography) Charles. 1731–64, British poet, noted for his polemical satires. His works include The Rosciad (1761) and The Prophecy of Famine (1763)
3. (Biography) John. See (1st Duke of) Marlborough2
4. (Biography) Lord Randolph. 1849–95, British Conservative politician: secretary of state for India (1885–86) and chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons (1886)
5. (Biography) his son, Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer). 1874–1965, British Conservative statesman, orator, and writer, noted for his leadership during World War II. He held various posts under both Conservative and Liberal governments, including 1st Lord of the Admiralty (1911–15), before becoming prime minister (1940–45; 1951–55). His writings include The World Crisis (1923–29), Marlborough (1933–38), The Second World War (1948–54), and History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58): Nobel prize for literature 1953
Church•ill(ˈtʃɜr tʃɪl, -tʃəl)
1. John, 1st Duke of Marlborough, ( “Corporal John” ), 1650–1722, British military commander.
2. Lord Randolph (Henry Spencer), 1849–95, British statesman (father of Winston L. S. Churchill).
3. Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer), 1874–1965, British prime minister 1940–45, 1951–55; Nobel prize for literature 1953.
4. a river in Canada flowing NE from E Saskatchewan through Manitoba to Hudson Bay. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long.
5. Formerly, Hamilton. a river in S central Labrador, Newfoundland, in E Canada, flowing E to Lake Melville. 208 mi. (335 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Churchill - English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)|
|2.||Churchill - British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)|
|3.||Churchill - a Canadian town in northern Manitoba on Hudson Bay; important port for shipping grain|
Manitoba - one of the three prairie provinces in central Canada