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al·ex·an·der

also Al·ex·an·der  (ăl′ĭg-zăn′dər)
n.
A cocktail made with crème de cacao, sweet cream, and brandy or gin.

[From the name Alexander.]

Alexander

(ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndə)
n
(Biography) Harold (Rupert Leofric George), Earl Alexander of Tunis. 1891–1969, British field marshal in World War II, who organized the retreat from Dunkirk and commanded in North Africa (1943) and Sicily and Italy (1944–45); governor general of Canada (1946–52); British minister of defence (1952–54)

al•ex•an•der

(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn-)

n. (often cap.)
a cocktail made with gin or brandy, crème de cacao, and sweet cream.
[1925–30]

Al•ex•an•der

(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn-)

n.
2. Sir Harold R. L. G. (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis), 1891–1969, British general.

Al•ex•an•der

(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn-)
n.
1. Alexander I,
a. (Aleksandr Pavlovich) 1777–1825, czar of Russia 1801–25.
b. (Alexander Obrenovich or Aleksandar Obrenović) 1876–1903, king of Serbia 1889–1903.
c. 1888–1934, king of Yugoslavia 1921–34 (son of Peter I of Serbia).
2. Alexander II, (Aleksandr Nikolaevich) 1818–81, czar of Russia 1855–81.
3. Alexander III,
a. died 1181, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1159–81.
b. (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich) 1845–94, czar of Russia 1881–94.
4. Alexander VI, (Rodrigo Borgia) 1431?–1503, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1492–1503 (father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alexander - European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherbAlexander - European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Smyrnium, Smyrnium - Alexanders
2.alexander - king of MacedonAlexander - king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
Translations
Alexandr
Alexander
Aleksanteri
Aleksandar
Sándor
Alexander
Alexander
Aleksandras
Alexander
Aleksander
Alexandru
Aleksander
Aleksander
Alexander
İskender

Alexander

[ˌælɪgˈzɑːndəʳ] NAlejandro
Alexander the GreatAlejandro Magno

Alexander

nAlexander m; Alexander the GreatAlexander der Große
References in classic literature ?
For it was to his own room that Alexander had been promoted; there was the old paper with the device of flowers, in which a cunning fancy might yet detect the face of Skinny Jim, of the Academy, John's former dominie; there was the old chest of drawers; there were the chairs - one, two, three - three as before.
He was thus lying, and looking, and dreaming, hanging, as it were, between two epochs of his life, when Alexander came to the door, and made his presence known in a loud whisper.
On approaching Alexander he raised his hat, and as he did so, Rostov, with his cavalryman's eye, could not help noticing that Napoleon did not sit well or firmly in the saddle.
In spite of the trampling of the French gendarmes' horses, which were pushing back the crowd, Rostov kept his eyes on every movement of Alexander and Bonaparte.
Alexander sat down in a high-backed chair and began to pour it, while Wilson sank into a low seat opposite her and took his cup with a great sense of ease and harmony and comfort.
Alexander asked, after showing gracious concern about his tea.
and four little boy pigs, called Alexander, Pigling Bland, Chin- chin and Stumpy.
Suddenly there were fearful squeals; Alexander had squeezed inside the hoops of the pig trough and stuck.
It is 'Alexander this' and 'Alexander that', till I 'ate Alexander very much.
At night I dream of all the animals, one by one--the giraffe, the two dromedaries, the young lion, the alligator, and Alexander.
Considering the difficulties which men have had to hold to a newly acquired state, some might wonder how, seeing that Alexander the Great became the master of Asia in a few years, and died whilst it was scarcely settled (whence it might appear reasonable that the whole empire would have rebelled), nevertheless his successors maintained themselves, and had to meet no other difficulty than that which arose among themselves from their own ambitions.
Now if you will consider what was the nature of the government of Darius, you will find it similar to the kingdom of the Turk, and therefore it was only necessary for Alexander, first to overthrow him in the field, and then to take the country from him.