Main definitions of Alexander in English

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Alexander1

proper noun

  • (356–323 bc), king of Macedon 336–323, son of Philip II; known as Alexander the Great. He conquered Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and the Punjab; in Egypt he founded the city of Alexandria.

Pronunciation:

Alexander

/ˌalɪɡˈzɑːndə/

Main definitions of Alexander in English

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Alexander2

proper noun

  • 1The name of three kings of Scotland.

    1. 1.1Alexander I(c.1077–1124), son of Malcolm III, reigned 1107–24.
    2. 1.2Alexander II(1198–1249), son of William I of Scotland, reigned 1214–49.
    3. 1.3Alexander III(1241–86), son of Alexander II, reigned 1249–86.

Pronunciation:

Alexander

/ˌalɪɡˈzɑːndə/

Main definitions of Alexander in English

: Alexander1Alexander2Alexander3

Alexander3

proper noun

  • 1The name of three tsars of Russia.

    1. 1.1Alexander I(1777–1825), reigned 1801–25.
    2. 1.2Alexander II(1818–81), son of Nicholas I, reigned 1855–81; known as Alexander the Liberator. His reforms included limited emancipation of the serfs.
    3. 1.3Alexander III(1845–94), son of Alexander II, reigned 1881–94. He reversed many of his father's reforms, resulting in a dangerous situation in Russia.

Pronunciation:

Alexander

/ˌalɪɡˈzɑːndə/