Main definitions of Alexander in US English:

: Alexander1Alexander2Alexander3

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; he founded the city of Alexandria in Egypt.

Pronunciation

Alexander

/ˌaləɡˈzandər//ˌæləɡˈzændər/

Main definitions of Alexander in US English:

: Alexander1Alexander2Alexander3

Alexander2

proper noun

  • 1The name of three kings of Scotland.

    1. 1.1 Alexander I (c.1077–1124), son of Malcolm III, reigned 1107–24.
    2. 1.2 Alexander II (1198–1249), son of William I of Scotland, reigned 1214–49.
    3. 1.3 Alexander III (1241–86), son of Alexander II; reigned 1249–86. He annexed the Hebrides and the Isle of Man in 1266.

Pronunciation

Alexander

/ˌaləɡˈzandər//ˌæləɡˈzændər/

Main definitions of Alexander in US English:

: Alexander1Alexander2Alexander3

Alexander3

proper noun

  • 1The name of three tsars of Russia.

    1. 1.1 Alexander I (1777–1825), reigned 1801–25. During his reign, Napoleon unsuccessfully invaded Russia 1812.
    2. 1.2 Alexander II (1818–81), son of Nicholas I, reigned 1855–81; known as Alexander the Liberator. His reforms included limited emancipation of the serfs.
    3. 1.3 Alexander III (1845–94), son of Alexander II; reigned 1881–94.

Pronunciation

Alexander

/ˌaləɡˈzandər//ˌæləɡˈzændər/