[ cheym-ber-lin ]
/ ˈtʃeɪm bər lɪn /
(Arthur) Neville,1869–1940, British statesman: prime minister 1937–40.
Joseph,1836–1914, British statesman (father of Sir Austen and Neville Chamberlain).
Sir (Joseph) Austen,1863–1937, British statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1925.
Owen,1920–2006, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1959.
Wilt(on Norman)Wilt the Stilt,1936–1999, U.S. basketball player.
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British Dictionary definitions for neville chamberlain (1 of 2)
/ (ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn) /
an officer who manages the household of a king
the steward of a nobleman or landowner
the treasurer of a municipal corporation
Derived forms of chamberlainchamberlainship, noun
Word Origin for chamberlain
C13: from Old French chamberlayn, of Frankish origin; related to Old High German chamarling chamberlain, Latin camera chamber
British Dictionary definitions for neville chamberlain (2 of 2)
/ (ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn) /
Sir (Joseph) Austen. 1863–1937, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1924–29); awarded a Nobel peace prize for his negotiation of the Locarno Pact (1925)
his father, Joseph. 1836–1914, British statesman; originally a Liberal, he resigned in 1886 over Home Rule for Ireland and became leader of the Liberal Unionists; a leading advocate of preferential trading agreements with members of the British Empire
his son, (Arthur) Neville. 1869–1940, British Conservative statesman; prime minister (1937–40): pursued a policy of appeasement towards Germany; following the German invasion of Poland, he declared war on Germany on Sept 3, 1939
Owen. 1920–2006, US physicist, who discovered the antiproton. Nobel prize for physics jointly with Emilio Segré 1959
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