• (GA) IPA: /ˌælɨɡˈzændɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌælɨɡˈzɑːndə/
  • (ae-tensing, rhotic) IPA: [ˌælɨɡˈzeəndɚ]
  • (ae-tensing, non-rhotic) IPA: [ˌælɨɡˈzeəndə]

alexander (plural alexanders)

  1. A cocktail made of cognac or gin, white crème de cacao, and light cream.

  • (GA) IPA: /ˌæ.lɨɡˈzæn.dɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌæ.lɨɡˈzɑːn.də/
  • (ae-tensing, rhotic) IPA: [ˌæ.lɨɡˈzeən.dɚ]
  • (ae-tensing, non-rhotic) IPA: [ˌæ.lɨɡˈzeən.də]
Proper noun
  1. A male given name, most famously held by Alexander the Great.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene i]:
      Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till he find it stopping a bung-hole?
    • 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy, Book IV, Chapter 18:
      And for my own part, said my uncle Toby, though I should blush to boast of myself, Trim - yet had my name been Alexander, I could have done no more at Namur than my duty.
    • 1985 Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist, ISBN 0-7011-2986-7, page 170:
      "My son's name is Alexander," Muriel said. "Did I tell you that? I named him Alexander because it sounded high-class.
  2. Surname, anglicized from Scottish Gaelic Mac Alasdair.
  3. A place in US.
    1. A city in Arkansas.
    2. A city in Iowa.
    3. A city in Kansas, ;.
    4. A city in North Dakota, ;.
    5. A town in Maine, ;.
    6. A town and village New York. c en
    7. An unincorporated community in Georgia, ;.
    8. An unincorporated community in West Virginia, ;.
  4. A community in Manitoba, Canada.
Related terms Translations Noun

alexander (plural alexanders)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of alexander

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