Churchill

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Chur·​chill | \ ˈchər-ˌchil How to pronounce Churchill (audio) , ˈchərch-ˌhil \

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John 1650–1722 1st Duke of Marlborough \ ˈmärl-​ˌbər-​ə How to pronounce Churchill (audio) , ˈmȯl-​ , -​ˌbə-​rə , -​b(ə-​)rə \ English general

Churchill

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Randolph Henry Spencer 1849–1895 Lord Randolph Churchill British statesman

Churchill

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer 1874–1965 son of Lord Randolph Churchill British statesman; prime minister (1940–45; 1951–55)

Churchill

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Chur·​chill | \ ˈchər-ˌchil How to pronounce Churchill (audio) \

Definition of Churchill (Entry 4 of 4)

1 river about 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) long in Canada flowing east across northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba into Hudson Bay
2 or formerly Hamilton river 208 miles (335 kilometers) long in south central Labrador, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, flowing east to Lake Melville

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Churchillian \ ˌchər-​ˈchi-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Churchillian (audio) , ˈchərch-​ˈhi-​ \ adjective

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“Churchill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Churchill. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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