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[kich-uh-ner] /ˈkɪtʃ ə nər/
a person employed in, or in charge of, a kitchen.
an elaborate kitchen stove.
Origin of kitchener
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at kitchen, -er1


[kich-uh-ner] /ˈkɪtʃ ə nər/
Horatio Herbert (1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and of Broome) 1850–1916, English field marshal and statesman.
a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "An ox-hide to make buskins of yearly, because of the brambles," echoed the kitchener.

    The Monastery Sir Walter Scott
  • It was not a good sign for Dulcie to be rude to General kitchener.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • To lessen the thirst caused by the heat Colonel kitchener decided to march by night.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • Then there was a long discussion in Arabic between the sheik and Major kitchener.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • Collingwood was a gentleman, like a great many more of the rankers in kitchener's Army.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • kitchener had learned to speak the Arab tongue not only freely but sociably.

    Lord Kitchener G. K. Chesterton
  • General kitchener's brigade moved out from Lydenburg on to the race-course.

  • It was in the Times, too, that we first heard of kitchener's end.

  • Perhaps he knew that we were to be asked to raise a regiment for kitchener!

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • And kitchener, telling the story afterwards, remarked, 'Then I knew he was a gentleman.'

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for kitchener


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)


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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