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; he founded the city of Alexandria in Egypt.

Pronunciation:

Alexander

/ˌaləɡˈzandər/

Main definitions of Alexander in English

: Alexander1Alexander2Alexander3

Alexander2

proper noun

  • 1Three 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. He annexed the Hebrides and the Isle of Man in 1266.

Pronunciation:

Alexander

/ˌaləɡˈzandər/

Main definitions of Alexander in English

: Alexander1Alexander2Alexander3

Alexander3

proper noun

  • 1Three tsars of Russia.

    1. 1.1Alexander I(1777–1825), reigned 1801–25. During his reign, Napoleon unsuccessfully invaded Russia 1812.
    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.

Pronunciation:

Alexander

/ˌaləɡˈzandər/