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kitchener

[kich-uh-ner]
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noun
  1. a person employed in, or in charge of, a kitchen.
  2. an elaborate kitchen stove.

Origin of kitchener

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at kitchen, -er1

Kitchener

[kich-uh-ner]
noun
  1. Horatio Herbert1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and of Broome, 1850–1916, English field marshal and statesman.
  2. a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada.
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Examples from the Web for kitchener

Historical Examples

  • At once Kitchener pressed on to Omdurman, but the bloody day is not yet at an end.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • After lunch, I left with Kitchener and travelled by motor to London.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • Kitchener pre-eminently a man who knows what he is talking about.

  • It was not a good sign for Dulcie to be rude to General Kitchener.

  • Kitchener visited the Hospital some time ago but I missed seeing him.


British Dictionary definitions for kitchener

Kitchener1

noun
  1. an industrial town in SE Canada, in S Ontario: founded in 1806 as Dutch Sand Hills, it was renamed Berlin in 1830 and Kitchener in 1916. Pop: 190 399 (2001)

Kitchener2

noun
  1. Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum. 1850–1916, British field marshal. As head of the Egyptian army (1892–98), he expelled the Mahdi from the Sudan (1898), occupying Khartoum; he also commanded British forces (1900–02) in the Boer War and (1902–09) in India. He conducted the mobilization of the British army for World War I as war minister (1914–16); he was drowned on his way to Russia
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