- a cocktail made with crème de cacao with gin or brandy (brandy alexander) and sweet cream.
Origin of alexander
- Alexander the Great.
- Also Alexandros. Classical Mythology. Homeric name for Paris.
- Franz [frants, franz, frahnts] /frænts, frænz, frɑnts/, 1891–1964, U.S. psychoanalyst, born in Hungary.
- Grover Cleveland,1887–1950, U.S. baseball player.
- Sir Harold R. L. G.Alexander of Tunis, 1891–1969, English field marshal.
- Samuel,1859–1938, British philosopher.
- William,1726–83, general in the American Revolution.
- a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “defender of men.”
- Saint, pope a.d. 106?–115.
- Aleksandr Pavlovich, 1777–1825, czar of Russia 1801–25.
- Alexander ObrenovichorAleksandar Obrenović, 1876–1903, king of Serbia 1889–1903.
- 1888–1934, king of Yugoslavia 1921–34 (son of Peter I of Serbia).
- died 1073, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1061–1073.
- Aleksandr Nikolaevich, 1818–81, czar of Russia 1855–81.
- died 1181, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1159–81.
- Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, 1845–94, czar of Russia 1881–94.
- Rinaldo Conti, died 1261, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1254–61.
- 1340?–1410, Cretan ecclesiastic: pope 1409–10.
- Rodrigo Borgia, 1431?–1503, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1492–1503 (father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia).
- Fabio Chigi, 1599–1667, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1655–67.
- Pietro Ottoboni, 1610–91, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1689–91.
Examples from the Web for alexander
Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy, summed up the Southern attitude in his 1861 Cornerstone Speech.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern
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Alexander and Adorno were doing what they could to save the officer on the passenger side, Liu.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops
December 22, 2014
Then, a couple of years later, I learned that Scott [Alexander] and Larry [Karaszewski] had written a script.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel
December 17, 2014
Alexander Gilkes has partied with Jay Z in Paris and toured vineyards with the rapper, too.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
I named it the Alexander Spring, after my brother, who discovered it.
Left Alexander Spring, in company with Windich, to look for water ahead.
"Not him, but yourself, brother," said Alexander; and Gilbert was silenced.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
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Then he read a chapter in Plutarch about Alexander the Great.The Boy Life of Napoleon
In 1877, when in campaign in Bulgaria, Alexander did not know what "nerves" meant.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
- 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)
- c. 1080–1124, king of Scotland (1107–24), son of Malcolm III
- 1777–1825, tsar of Russia (1801–25), who helped defeat Napoleon and formed the Holy Alliance (1815)
- 1198–1249, king of Scotland (1214–49), son of William (the Lion)
- 1818–81, tsar of Russia (1855–81), son of Nicholas I, who emancipated the serfs (1861). He was assassinated by the Nihilists
- 1241–86, king of Scotland (1249–86), son of Alexander II
- original name Orlando Bandinelli. died 1181, pope (1159–81), who excommunicated Barbarossa
- 1845–94, tsar of Russia (1881–94), son of Alexander II
- original name Rodrigo Borgia. 1431–1503, pope (1492–1503): noted for his extravagance and immorality as well as for his patronage of the arts; father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, with whom he is said to have committed incest
Word Origin and History for alexander
masc. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Alexandros "defender of men," from alexein "to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away, defend, protect" + aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-). The first element is related to Greek alke "protection, help, strength, power, courage," alkimos "strong;" cognate with Sanskrit raksati "protects," Old English ealgian "to defend." As a kind of cocktail, it is attested from 1930.