chamberlain: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chām'bur-lin), [key]
— n.
  1. an official charged with the management of the living quarters of a sovereign or member of the nobility.
  2. an official who receives rents and revenues, as of a municipal corporation; treasurer.
  3. the high steward or factor of a member of the nobility.
  4. a high official of a royal court.


Pronunciation: (chām'bur-lin), [key]
— n.
  1. 1869–1940, British statesman: prime minister 1937–40.
  2. 1836–1914, British statesman (father of Sir Austen and Neville Chamberlain).
  3. 1863–1937, British statesman: Nobel peace prize 1925.
  4. born 1920, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1959.
  5. (“Wilt the Stilt”), born 1936, U.S. basketball player.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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