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kitchener

[kich-uh-ner] /ˈkɪtʃ ə nər/
noun
1.
a person employed in, or in charge of, a kitchen.
2.
an elaborate kitchen stove.
Origin of kitchener
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see kitchen, -er1

Kitchener

[kich-uh-ner] /ˈkɪtʃ ə nər/
noun
1.
Horatio Herbert (1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and of Broome) 1850–1916, English field marshal and statesman.
2.
a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada.
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  • "An ox-hide to make buskins of yearly, because of the brambles," echoed the kitchener.

    The Monastery Sir Walter Scott
  • It was not a good sign for Dulcie to be rude to General kitchener.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • To lessen the thirst caused by the heat Colonel kitchener decided to march by night.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • Then there was a long discussion in Arabic between the sheik and Major kitchener.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • Collingwood was a gentleman, like a great many more of the rankers in kitchener's Army.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • kitchener had learned to speak the Arab tongue not only freely but sociably.

    Lord Kitchener G. K. Chesterton
  • General kitchener's brigade moved out from Lydenburg on to the race-course.

  • It was in the Times, too, that we first heard of kitchener's end.

  • Perhaps he knew that we were to be asked to raise a regiment for kitchener!

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • And kitchener, telling the story afterwards, remarked, 'Then I knew he was a gentleman.'

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for kitchener

Kitchener1

/ˈkɪtʃɪnə/
noun
1.
an industrial town in SE Canada, in S Ontario: founded in 1806 as Dutch Sand Hills, it was renamed Berlin in 1830 and Kitchener in 1916. Pop: 190 399 (2001)

Kitchener2

/ˈkɪtʃɪnə/
noun
1.
Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum. 1850–1916, British field marshal. As head of the Egyptian army (1892–98), he expelled the Mahdi from the Sudan (1898), occupying Khartoum; he also commanded British forces (1900–02) in the Boer War and (1902–09) in India. He conducted the mobilization of the British army for World War I as war minister (1914–16); he was drowned on his way to Russia
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