a cocktail made with crème de cacao with gin or brandy (brandy alexander) and sweet cream.
Also, Alexandros. Classical Mythology. Homeric name for Paris.
[frants,, franz,, frahnts] /frænts,, frænz,, frɑnts/ (Show IPA), 1891–1964, U.S. psychoanalyst, born in Hungary.
Grover Cleveland, 1887–1950, U.S. baseball player.
Sir Harold R. L. G (Alexander of Tunis) 1891–1969, English field marshal.
Samuel, 1859–1938, British philosopher.
William, 1726–83, general in the American Revolution.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “defender of men.”.
Saint, pope a.d. 106?–115.
(Aleksandr Pavlovich) 1777–1825, czar of Russia 1801–25.
(Alexander ObrenovichorAleksandar Obrenović) 1876–1903, king of Serbia 1889–1903.
1888–1934, king of Yugoslavia 1921–34 (son of Peter I of Serbia).
died 1073, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1061–1073.
(Aleksandr Nikolaevich) 1818–81, czar of Russia 1855–81.
died 1181, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1159–81.
(Aleksandr Aleksandrovich) 1845–94, czar of Russia 1881–94.
(Rinaldo Conti) died 1261, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1254–61.
1340?–1410, Cretan ecclesiastic: pope 1409–10.
(Rodrigo Borgia) 1431?–1503, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1492–1503 (father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia).
(Fabio Chigi) 1599–1667, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1655–67.
(Pietro Ottoboni) 1610–91, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1689–91.
Contemporary Examples

alexander McQueen’s muse Daphne Guinness recalls private moments with the late British designer and pays tribute to his genius.
My Best Friend McQueen Daphne Guinness February 10, 2010

“Almost any other conservative with a pulse would be a welcomed improvement over alexander,” the editors wrote.
Tea Party Patriots Vows Retaliation for Immigration-Reform Votes David Freedlander June 25, 2013

Those mix-and-match looks evolved into pieces from alexander McQueen, Etro, and Dior.
Inside the High-End Fashion Sensibility on CBS’s ‘The Good Wife’ Jace Lacob October 22, 2012

alexander Korda was a co-producer on the venture and Vincent Korda did the sets.
The Star-Crossed Hamlet David Thomson October 9, 2008

Legend has it that alexander the Great enjoyed ancient sno-cones as well; his were flavored with honey and nectar.
An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream Andrew Romano July 12, 2014

Historical Examples

This bold answer so pleased alexander, that he set him at liberty.
Joe Miller’s Jests, With Copious Additions Various

I have served alexander, the czar, many years, and served him faithfully.
Princess Zara Ross Beeckman

Do you know she has invited me to the Masinka Fête without alexander?
The Green Book Mr Jkai

So Mr. alexander retired from business in favour of his son and son-in-law.
Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories T. S. Arthur

The empress had three sons—alexander, Constantine and Nicholas.
The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott

Harold (Rupert Leofric George), Earl Alexander of Tunis. 1891–1969, British field marshal in World War II, who organized the retreat from Dunkirk and commanded in North Africa (1943) and Sicily and Italy (1944–45); governor general of Canada (1946–52); British minister of defence (1952–54)
c. 1080–1124, king of Scotland (1107–24), son of Malcolm III
1777–1825, tsar of Russia (1801–25), who helped defeat Napoleon and formed the Holy Alliance (1815)
1198–1249, king of Scotland (1214–49), son of William (the Lion)
1818–81, tsar of Russia (1855–81), son of Nicholas I, who emancipated the serfs (1861). He was assassinated by the Nihilists
1241–86, king of Scotland (1249–86), son of Alexander II
original name Orlando Bandinelli. died 1181, pope (1159–81), who excommunicated Barbarossa
1845–94, tsar of Russia (1881–94), son of Alexander II
original name Rodrigo Borgia. 1431–1503, pope (1492–1503): noted for his extravagance and immorality as well as for his patronage of the arts; father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, with whom he is said to have committed incest

masc. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Alexandros “defender of men,” from alexein “to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away, defend, protect” + aner (genitive andros) “man” (see anthropo-). The first element is related to Greek alke “protection, help, strength, power, courage,” alkimos “strong;” cognate with Sanskrit raksati “protects,” Old English ealgian “to defend.” As a kind of cocktail, it is attested from 1930.

man-defender. (1.) A relative of Annas the high priest, present when Peter and John were examined before the Sanhedrim (Acts 4:6). (2.) A man whose father, Simon the Cyrenian, bore the cross of Christ (Mark 15:21). (3.) A Jew of Ephesus who took a prominent part in the uproar raised there by the preaching of Paul (Acts 19:33). The Jews put him forward to plead their cause before the mob. It was probably intended that he should show that he and the other Jews had no sympathy with Paul any more than the Ephesians had. It is possible that this man was the same as the following. (4.) A coppersmith who, with Hymenaeus and others, promulgated certain heresies regarding the resurrection (1 Tim. 1:19; 2 Tim. 4:14), and made shipwreck of faith and of a good conscience. Paul excommunicated him (1 Tim. 1:20; comp. 1 Cor. 5:5).


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