[chur-chil, -chuh l]
  1. Caryl,born 1938, English playwright and feminist theorist.
  2. John, 1st Duke of Marlborough,Corporal John, 1650–1722, British military commander.
  3. Lord Randolph (Henry Spencer),1849–95, British statesman (father of Winston L. S. Churchill).
  4. Winston,1871–1947, U.S. novelist.
  5. Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer),1874–1965, British statesman and author: prime minister 1940–45, 1951–55; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953.
  6. Mount, a mountain in S Alaska, in the Wrangell Mountains. 15,638 feet (4766 meters).
  7. a river in Canada, flowing NE from E Saskatchewan through Manitoba to Hudson Bay. About 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
  8. Also called Churchill River. Formerly Hamilton River. a river in SW Labrador, Newfoundland, in E Canada, flowing SE and N through Lake Melville to the Atlantic Ocean. About 600 miles (965 km) long.
  9. a seaport and railway terminus in NE Manitoba, on Hudson Bay at the mouth of this river. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. a river in E Canada, rising in SE Labrador and flowing north and southeast over Churchill Falls, then east to the Atlantic. Length: about 1000 km (600 miles)Former name: Hamilton River
  2. a river in central Canada, rising in NW Saskatchewan and flowing east through several lakes to Hudson Bay. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles)


  1. Caryl. born 1938, British playwright; her plays include Cloud Nine (1978), Top Girls (1982), Serious Money (1987), and Far Away (2000)
  2. Charles. 1731–64, British poet, noted for his polemical satires. His works include The Rosciad (1761) and The Prophecy of Famine (1763)
  3. John. See (1st Duke of) Marlborough 2
  4. Lord Randolph. 1849–95, British Conservative politician: secretary of state for India (1885–86) and chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons (1886)
  5. his son, Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer). 1874–1965, British Conservative statesman, orator, and writer, noted for his leadership during World War II. He held various posts under both Conservative and Liberal governments, including 1st Lord of the Admiralty (1911–15), before becoming prime minister (1940–45; 1951–55). His writings include The World Crisis (1923–29), Marlborough (1933–38), The Second World War (1948–54), and History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58): Nobel prize for literature 1953
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