from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Ontario, Canada, west-southwest of Toronto. Settled by Mennonites (1806) and by Germans who named it Berlin in 1825, it was renamed in honor of Lord Kitchener in 1916. Population: 205,000.
  • Kitchener, Horatio Herbert. First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and of Broome. 1850-1916. British soldier and colonial administrator who led Egyptian troops in the retaking of the Sudan (1898), brought the Boer War (1899-1902) to a conclusion, and served as secretary for war (1914-1916) during World War I.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A British earldom
  • proper n. Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, British field marshal in the First World War

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kitchen servant; a cook.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed in a kitchen; the superintendent of a kitchen; a kitchen-purveyor.
  • n. An economical or elaborated cooking-stove or other culinary appliance. Specifically— A special form of stove adapted for cooking, fitted with dampers, and combining ovens, plate-warmers, devices for heating a supply of water, and often many other contrivances.
  • n. A name given to ancient utensils of bronze, such as those found at Pompeii, in which water could be heated and various dishes kept hot at slight expense of fuel. The Naples Museum contains some very elaborate specimens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British field marshal (1850-1916)


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