[ boo s-tuh-mahn-tey; for 1 also Spanish boos-tah-mahn-te ]
/ ˌbʊs təˈmɑn teɪ; for 1 also Spanish ˌbus tɑˈmɑn tɛ /
A·nas·ta·sio [ah-nahs-tah-syaw] /ˌɑ nɑsˈtɑ syɔ/, 1780–1853, Mexican military and political leader: president 1830–32, 1837–41.
Sir (William) Alexander,1884–1977, Jamaican political leader: prime minister 1962–67.
“Sir” And “Madam” Are Shorter Versions Of What Words?Let’s say you want to get the attention of a male clerk in the produce section of the grocery store. Would you say, “Excuse me sire, but could you please explain the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?” (For the answer to that question, read this.) Addressing a stranger as “sire” might raise an eyebrow. But if you said it, you wouldn’t necessarily …
We Can Thank Alexander Hamilton For Giving Us These WordsSince Lin Manuel Miranda turned Hamilton from a mysterious face on our $10 bill to a household name, the impact this "bastard orphan" had on our modern lives has become increasingly apparent. Case in point: Many of the words and phrases used on a daily basis in America are thought to have originated with everyone's favorite "ten dollar founding father."
Definition for sir william alexander (2 of 2)
[ krey-gee ]
/ ˈkreɪ gi /
Sir William (Alexander),1867–1957, Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
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British Dictionary definitions for sir william alexander
/ (ˈkreɪɡɪ) /
Sir William A (lexander). 1867–1957, Scottish lexicographer; joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1901–33), and of A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles (1938–44)
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