Definition of Hoover

1. Noun. United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932).

Exact synonyms: William Henry Hoover, William Hoover
Generic synonyms: Industrialist

2. Verb. Clean with a vacuum cleaner. "Vacuum the carpets"
Exact synonyms: Vacuum, Vacuum-clean
Generic synonyms: Clean, Make Clean
Derivative terms: Vacuum

3. Noun. United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972).
Exact synonyms: J. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoover
Generic synonyms: Attorney, Lawyer

4. Noun. 31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964).

5. Noun. A kind of vacuum cleaner.
Generic synonyms: Vacuum, Vacuum Cleaner
Language type: Trademark

Definition of Hoover

1. Proper noun. A brand of vacuum cleaner. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An American from=German dot=) (shared by several famous people including w:J Edgar Hoover J Edgar Hoover and w:Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover). ¹

3. Noun. A generic term for a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive British) To clean (a room, etc) with a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive British) To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner. ¹

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Definition of Hoover

1. to clean with a vacuum cleaner [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hoover

1. Charles F., U.S. Physician, 1865-1927. See: Hoover's signs. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoover

Hooke's law
Hooker's green
Hooker's onion
Hooker's orchid
Hooker-Forbes test
Hooray Henries
Hooray Henry
Hoosier State
Hoover's sign
Hoover Dam
Hopf algebra

Literary usage of Hoover

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Her testimony is that Benjamin E. hoover, in express language, ... That hoover, on various other occasions, denied bo his relatives and friends that he was ..."

2. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"With the generous cooperation of the Hotel Savoy, hoover immediately ... But the story of hoover and the "CRB" has been many times told,1 and I had no ..."

3. Presidents of the United States of America by Frank Freidel (1994)
"While his wife worked in the hospitals, hoover directed the building of barricades, ... One week before hoover celebrated his 40th birthday in London, ..."

4. Pennsylvania Law Journal (1848)
"On the 20th of June succeeding, hoover, the plaintiff, presented to the Register for ... I, Barbara hoover, the wife of William hoover, of the city of ..."

5. The Mirrors of Washington by Clinton Wallace Gilbert, Oscar Edward Cesare (1921)
"HERBERT hoover ONE reads in the press daily of Hughes and hoover, or Mellen and hoover, or Davis and hoover, or Wallace and hoover. ..."

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