Definition of Hoover in English :

Define Hoover in English

Hoover meaning in English

Meaning of Hoover in English

Pronunciation of Hoover in English

Hoover pronunciation in English

Pronounce Hoover in English


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1. hoover, william henry hoover, william hoover

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

2. hoover, j. edgar hoover, john edgar hoover

United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)

3. herbert clark hoover, herbert hoover, hoover, president hoover

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)

4. hoover

a kind of vacuum cleaner


5. hoover, vacuum, vacuum-clean

clean with a vacuum cleaner

Example Sentences:
'vacuum the carpets'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. trademark
a type of vacuum cleaner
verb (usually not capital)
to vacuum-clean (a carpet, furniture, etc)
3. (transitive; often foll by up)
to consume or dispose of (something) quickly and completely
he hoovered up his grilled fish
Herbert (Clark). 1874–1964, US statesman; 31st president of the US (1929–33). He organized relief for Europe during and after World War I, but as president he lost favour after his failure to alleviate the effects of the Depression
J(ohn) Edgar. 1895–1972, US lawyer: director of the FBI (1924–72). He used new scientific methods to combat crime, including the first fingerprint file

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a vacuum cleaner
2.  [h-]; British
any vacuum cleaner
verb transitive, verb intransitive
3.  [h-]; British
to clean with a vacuum cleaner; vacuum
Herbert (Clark)1874-1964; 31st president of the U.S. (1929-33)
J(ohn) Edgar1895-1972; U.S. government official: director of the FBI (1924-72)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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American director of the FBI (1924-1972). He is remembered for fighting gangsterism during the Prohibition era and for a vigorous anti-Communist campaign after World War II.
v. hoo·vered, hoo·ver·ing, hoo·vers
1. Informal
a. To clean (a surface or material) with a vacuum cleaner: hoovered the rug.
b. To remove with a vacuum cleaner. Often used with up: hoovered up the spilled cereal.
2. Slang To consume entirely; devour. Often used with up or down.
Informal To use a vacuum cleaner: needs to hoover before the guests arrive.
The 31st president of the United States (1929-1933). After the stock market crash of 1929 he was unwilling to finance employment through direct federal intervention and lost the presidency to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.

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