Definitions for Churchill
ˈtʃɜr tʃɪl, -tʃəlchurchill
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Churchill, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, First Duke of Marlboroughnoun
English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
Churchill, Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchillnoun
British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
a Canadian town in northern Manitoba on Hudson Bay; important port for shipping grain
Any of several English placenames from church and hill.
from any of these places.
Winston Churchill, English statesman, Prime Minister and author.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman, soldier, and writer who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice, from 1940 to 1945 during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a total of five constituencies. Ideologically an economic liberal and imperialist, he was for most of his career a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. He was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924. Of mixed English and American parentage, Churchill was born in Oxfordshire to a wealthy, aristocratic family. He joined the British Army in 1895 and saw action in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War, gaining fame as a war correspondent and writing books about his campaigns. Elected a Conservative MP in 1900, he defected to the Liberals in 1904. In H. H. Asquith's Liberal government, Churchill served as President of the Board of Trade and Home Secretary, championing prison reform and workers' social security. As First Lord of the Admiralty during the First World War, he oversaw the Gallipoli Campaign but, after it proved a disaster, he was demoted to Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He resigned in November 1915 and joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the Western Front for six months. In 1917, he returned to government under David Lloyd George and served successively as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for Air, and Secretary of State for the Colonies, overseeing the Anglo-Irish Treaty and British foreign policy in the Middle East. After two years out of Parliament, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Stanley Baldwin's Conservative government, returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure and depressing the UK economy. Out of government during his so-called "wilderness years" in the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in calling for British rearmament to counter the growing threat of militarism in Nazi Germany. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was re-appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. In May 1940, he became Prime Minister, succeeding Neville Chamberlain. Churchill formed a national government and oversaw British involvement in the Allied war effort against the Axis powers, resulting in victory in 1945. After the Conservatives' defeat in the 1945 general election, he became Leader of the Opposition. Amid the developing Cold War with the Soviet Union, he publicly warned of an "iron curtain" of Soviet influence in Europe and promoted European unity. Between his terms as Prime Minister, he wrote several books recounting his experience during the war. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. He lost the 1950 election, but was returned to office in 1951. His second term was preoccupied with foreign affairs, especially Anglo-American relations and preservation of what remained of the British Empire with India now no longer part of it. Domestically, his government emphasised housebuilding and completed the development of a nuclear weapon (begun by his predecessor). In declining health, Churchill resigned as Prime Minister in 1955, remaining an MP until 1964. Upon his death in 1965, he was given a state funeral. Widely considered one of the 20th century's most significant figures, Churchill remains popular in the Anglosphere, where he is seen as a victorious wartime leader who played an important role in defending Europe's liberal democracy against the spread of fascism. He has been criticised for some wartime events and also for his imperialist views.
Churchill is most commonly associated with Sir Winston Churchill, who was a British statesman, army officer, and writer, best known for serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. However, the term 'Churchill' can also refer to various towns, ships, cemeteries, and even a breed of roses, all named in honor of Winston Churchill or his ancestors. It depends on the context in which the term 'Churchill' is used.
Churchill is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1935. It covers northern Manitoba, a vast wilderness area dotted with small municipalities and First Nations reserves. It was named after the town of Churchill, Manitoba, which resides on Churchill River. The riding was created in 1933 when Nelson riding was abolished. The entire area of Nelson was transferred into the new riding of Churchill. The Churchill riding has the highest percentage of North American Indians in Canada.; the highest percentage of Cree speakers - both those whose mother tongue is Cree as well as those that use it as home language - is also to be found there.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Churchill is ranked #2930 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Churchill surname appeared 12,235 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Churchill.
89.1% or 10,903 total occurrences were White.
5.2% or 647 total occurrences were Black.
2.2% or 270 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 246 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 100 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 70 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Churchill in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Churchill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
We saw some rather great things, the President( Franklin D. Roosevelt) declared war the day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor( December 8, 1941). We saw Winston Churchill on the 26th of December, 1941, when he came to address United States Congress.
After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy Astor . shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee Whereupon Winston Churchill answered, And if I were your husband I would drink it.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. (Quoting Churchill)
Mr President, Sir Winston Churchill once said that 'to have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy', the spirit of friendship and co-operation between our countries, our leaders and our people, that most special of relationships, has a long and proud history. Now, for the benefit of all our people, let us work together to build a more prosperous future.
Mr. President, Sir Winston Churchill once said that 'to have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy', the spirit of friendship and cooperation between our countries, our leaders and our people, that most special of relationships, has a long and proud history.
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