Alexandra
Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 1863 Alfred Tennyson: A Welcome to Alexandra :
      Sea-king's daughter from over the sea, / Alexandra! / Saxon and Norman and Dane are we, / But all of us Danes in our welcome of thee, / Alexandra!
    • 2008 Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency, Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 588
      'I had a Christmas card from someone calling herself Alex the year before last,' Daniel said. 'I couldn't think who it was.'
      'Oh, yes, she's changed again,' Alice said. 'I never got used to Alexandra, either. It never occurred to me that Sandra was short for Alexandra - anyway, she's Sandra on her birth certificate.'
  2. (astronomy) 54 Alexandra, a main belt asteroid; named for German explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
  3. A town in Central Otago, New Zealand.
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