noun, often capitalized
al·​ex·​an·​der | \ ˌa-lig-ˈzan-dər How to pronounce alexander (audio) , ˌe-\

Definition of alexander

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: an iced cocktail made from crème de cacao, sweet cream, and gin or brandy


biographical name (1)
Al·​ex·​an·​der | \ ˌa-lig-ˈzan-dər How to pronounce Alexander (audio) , ˌe-\

Definition of Alexander (Entry 2 of 5)

name of 8 popes: especially VI (Rodrigo Borgia) 1431–1503 (pope 1492–1503)


biographical name (2)
\ ˌä-lik-ˈsän-dər How to pronounce Alexander (audio) \
variants: Russian Aleksandr

Definition of Alexander (Entry 3 of 5)

name of 3 emperors of Russia: I 1777–1825 (reigned 1801–25); II 1818–1881 (reigned 1855–81); III 1845–1894 (reigned 1881–94)


biographical name (3)
\ ˌä-lik-ˈsän-dər-ō-ˈbre-nə-ˌvich How to pronounce Alexander (audio) \
variants: Serbian Aleksandar Obrenović

Definition of Alexander (Entry 4 of 5)

1876–1903 king of Serbia (1889–1903)


biographical name (4)

Definition of Alexander (Entry 5 of 5)

Harold Rupert Leofric George 1891–1969 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis British field marshal; governor-general of Canada (1946–52)

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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