alexander campbell


[kam-buhl, kam-uhl]
Alexander, 1788–1866, U.S. religious leader, born in Ireland: cofounder with his father, Thomas, of the Disciples of Christ Church.
Avril Phaedra [av-ril] , (Kim) born 1947, Canadian politician: first woman prime minister 1993.
Colen [kol-uhn, koh-luhn] , or Colin, died 1729, Scottish architect and author.
Colin (Baron Clyde) 1792–1863, Scottish general.
Sir John, 1779–1861, English jurist and writer: Lord Chancellor of England 1859–61.
Joseph, 1904–87, U.S. mythologist.
Sir Malcolm, 1885–1948, English automobile and speedboat racer.
Mrs. Patrick (Beatrice Stella Tanner) 1865–1940, English actress.
Thomas, 1763–1854, Irish religious leader, in the U.S. after 1807: cofounder with his son, Alexander, of the Disciples of Christ Church.
Thomas, 1777–1844, Scottish poet and editor.
a city in W California.
a city in NE Ohio. Unabridged
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Campbell (ˈkæmbəl)
1.  Sir Colin, Baron Clyde. 1792--1863, British field marshal who relieved Lucknow for the second time (1857) and commanded in Oudh, suppressing the Indian Mutiny
2.  Donald. 1921--67, English water speed record-holder
3.  Sir Malcolm, father of Donald Campbell. 1885--1948, English racing driver and land speed record-holder
4.  Mrs Patrick, original name Beatrice Stella Tanner. 1865-- 1940, English actress
5.  Roy. 1901--57, South African poet. His poetry is often satirical and includes The Flaming Terrapin (1924)
6.  Thomas. 1777--1844, Scottish poet and critic, noted particularly for his war poems Hohenlinden and Ye Mariners of England

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Word Origin & History

family name, from Gael. caimbeul "wry or crooked mouth," from cam "crooked, deformed, one-eyed, cross-eyed." Also in surname Cameron, from Gael. camshron "wry or hooked nose" (in the Highland clan; the Lowland name is for a locality in Fife). Campbellite is 1830, follower of Alexander Campbell, preacher
from Virginia, U.S.A. They called themselves Disciples.
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alexander campbell

American clergyman, writer, and founder of the Disciples of Christ and Bethany College

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