• WordNet 3.6
    • n Alexanders European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic
    • n Alexanders (Bot) A name given to two species of the genus Smyrnium, formerly cultivated and used as celery now is; -- called also horse parsely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Alexander the Great was an epileptic
    • n alexanders The English name of an umbelliferous plant, Smyrnium Olusatrum. Of all the umbellifers used as vegetables, this was one of the commonest in gardens for nearly fifteen centuries, but it is now abandoned. The history of its use can be traced from beginning to end. Theophrastus mentions it as a medicinal plant, under the name hipposelinon (horse-parsley), but three centuries later Dioscorides says that either the root or the leaves might be eaten, which implies cultivation. In Latin (Pliny, Columella, etc.) it was called holus atrum, later olusatrum, and corruptly olisatrum. Charlemagne commanded it to be sown in his farms. The Italians made great use of it, under the name macerone. At the end of the eighteenth century the tradition existed in England that it had been formerly cultivated; later English and French horticulturists do not mention it. De Candolle.
    • n alexanders In North America, a name sometimes given to the plant Thaspium aureum.
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  • Bernard M. Baruch
    “Gold has worked down from Alexander's time... When something holds good for two thousand years I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory.”
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    “Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.”
  • Tom Morris
    Tom Morris
    “Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great.”
  • Horace Walpole
    “Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.”
  • Alexander The Great
    Alexander The Great
    “If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. alisaundre, OF. alissandere, fr. Alexander, or Alexandria,


In literature:

We read, that at the death of Alexander a golden sepulchre was constructed, and that a number of philosophers assembled round it.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
Lt.-Colonel Dr. Alexander Fraser, Ph.D., A.D.C., the noted Celtic scholar and antiquarian.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
In =1139= Stephen, rightly or wrongly, threw him into prison with his son and Alexander of Lincoln.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The choice fell on Prince Alexander of Battenberg, a nephew of the Russian Czar Alexander II.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
So Alexander Graham's millinery was looked upon with some disfavour.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
What would the Emperor Alexander say when he heard that a citizen of California had been murdered in this cold-blooded manner?
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
The first wife of Alexander Jeffrey was Miss Delia W. Granger, a sister of my old and valued friend, Mrs. Sanders Irving.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Alexander, H. B., 1008.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia, at the National Hotel.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
I'll bet Sir Alexander Mackenzie himself couldn't have beat that a hundred years ago.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough
But Sir Alexander stuck it out, don't you see.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Charles and Alexander West, Chas.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
And Alexander reigned twelve years, and he died.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Alexander Ross, the Scotch divine and author, made preparations for an edition.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
Hereon also are the Imperial Library, the Alexander Theatre, and the Foreign Office.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Aristotle obeyed the summons, and for about five years superintended the education of Alexander.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The Jews submit to Alexander the Great.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Alexander, however, had been steadily hardening his purpose to annihilate Napoleon.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
When Holland House passed out of the hands of its original possessor, it became the property of Mr. Alexander Manning, an Alderman of Toronto.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding

In poetry:

A bold beginning is half the winning,
An Alexander makes worlds his fee.
No long debating! The Queens are waiting
In his pavilion on bended knee.
"To The Young" by John Hay
In tented field and bloody fray,
An Alexander's vigorous sway
And stern command;
The faith of Constantine; ay, more,
The fervent love Camillus bore
His native land.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The famous Alexander erst subdu'd,
Where-e'er he march'd, the countries all around;
But Liquor with superior might endu'd,
O'ercame with ease that conqueror renown'd.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Prize not thy riches, nor thy paltry store,
With greater wealth thou shalt above be bless'd,
Than Alexander ever own'd — nay, more
Than any conqueror on earth possess'd.
"Another Conference Between The Devout Sick Man, And His Soul" by Rees Prichard
The sculptured marble brags of deathstrewn fields,
And Glory's epitaph is writ in blood;
But Alexander now to Plato yields,
Clarkson will stand where Wellington hath stood.
"Elegy On The Death Of Dr. Channing" by James Russell Lowell
The treasured ore; nor Alexander's name
Know, nor fair Helen's shame;
Or in his tent how Peleus' wrathful son
Looks toward the sea, nor heeds
The towers of still-unconquer'd Ilion.
"The First And The Last" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

Alexander Payne Chooses Bruce Dern and Will Forte for 'Nebraska'.
From Alexander McCall Smith, a No.
Precious Ramotswe solves her very first case as a child in "The Great Cake Mystery," a children's novel by Alexander McCall Smith.
If your unfamiliar, the series is based on the novels by the late Alexander McCall Smith.
Money by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
Alexander Wang's Diffusion Line Drops in Two Weeks.
Alexander Wang got his year off with a bang.
After showing his pre-fall collection and having Diane Von Furstenberg mentor him, the designer just rolled out the online lookbook for his new diffusion line T by Alexander Wang this week.
Wells, the cat, found himself stuck in a storm drain last week near the Wells Fargo branch bank off Jake Alexander Boulevard.
Nuclear Japan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.
Alexander denies allegations, faces disbarment .
The State Bar of California filed disciplinary charges Tuesday against Del Norte County District Attorney Jon Alexander for alleged corruption and the Office of Chief Trial Counsel is recommending disbarment .
Alexander Christie-Miller is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.
Philharmonic associate conductor Alexander Mickelthwate (Photo courtesy L.A. September 10, 2012.
Tony Award winner Jane Alexander is the enigmatic title character in Edward Albee 's The Lady From Dubuque — the acclaimed actress' first-ever role in an Albee play — opening March 5 in a staging by Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company.

In science:

However, the diagram K I also has trivial Alexander Biquandle.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
The quantum model for this invariant is obtained in a fashion analogous to the construction of a quantum model of the Alexander polynomial in and .
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
See for a related discussion of a state summation for the Alexander polynomial.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
The argument is the same as that for the relation between the classical Alexander polynomial and its quantum counterpart.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
It is the purpose of this section to place our work with the generalized Alexander polynonmial in a context of bi-oriented quantum algebras.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
The main algebraic point about the bi-oriented quantum algebra for the generalized Alexander polynomial is that the operator γ for the virtual crossing is not the identity operator, and that this non-triviality is crucial to the structure of the invariant.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
Saleur, Free fermions and the Alexander-Conway polynomial, Comm.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
Sawollek, On Alexander-Conway polynomials for virtual knots and links, arXiv:math.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
For instance closure of the strange component of the complement of the Alexander horned sphere in S 3 is a homology manifold with non-locally 1-connected complement of the boundary.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Alexander, K., The single-droplet theorem for random-cluster models, In and Out of Equilibrium (Sidoravicius, V., ed.), Birkh¨auser, Boston, 2002, pp. 47–73.
The Random-Cluster Model
In order to define a corresponding equivariant homology theory via Alexander duality, one needs to use an equivariant embedding in V for V some representation of G of sufficiently large dimension.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
Campillo: Integration with respect to the Euler characteristic over the pro jectivization of the space of functions and the Alexander polynomial of a plane curve singularity.
A filtration defined by arcs on a variety
I thank Alexander Volya for critical reading of this manuscript and Roland Allen for stimulating correspondence. This work was supported by the U.S.
Reply to "No spin-statistics connection in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics"
Kodaira-Spencer maps, Lie-algebroids, connections, Chern-classes, Brieskorn singularities, Alexander-polynomials, quotient singularities, McKay correspondence .
Chern classes and Lie-Rinehart algebras
It would be interesting to see if the Alexander-polynomial can be computed in terms of a g-connection.
Chern classes and Lie-Rinehart algebras