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Hoover   /hˈuvər/   Listen
Hoover

noun
1.
United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932).  Synonyms: William Henry Hoover, William Hoover.
2.
United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972).  Synonyms: J. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoover.
3.
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).  Synonyms: Herbert Clark Hoover, Herbert Hoover, President Hoover.
4.
A kind of vacuum cleaner.



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"Hoover" Quotes from Famous Books



... provided for the stimulation of agriculture; and it authorized the President to purchase and sell foods and fix the price of wheat. Wilson appointed as the chief of the Food Administration Herbert C. Hoover, whose experience with the problem of Belgian relief enabled him to act promptly and effectively. Hoover's one great purpose was to utilize all food supplies in such a way as would most help to win the war. He cooperated with the Department of Agriculture which had already started a campaign ...
— The United States Since The Civil War • Charles Ramsdell Lingley

... Secretary Hoover said at a banquet: "One difference between Europe and America is that over there they like to keep you in your place—stationary, you know, while here we like to ...
— More Toasts • Marion Dix Mosher

... of the Schurz Papers containing copies of the despatches of Schleiden, Minister of the Republic of Bremen at Washington during the Civil War. Especially thanks are due to my friend, Mr. Herbert Hoover, for his early interest in this work and for his generous aid in the making of transcripts which would otherwise have been beyond my means. And, finally, I owe much to the skill and care of my wife who made the entire typescript for the Press, and ...
— Great Britain and the American Civil War • Ephraim Douglass Adams

... The Hoover Commission's Clark Committee, set up in 1954 to study the structure and administration of the CIA, reported to Congress in 1955 that: "The National Intelligence Survey is an invaluable publication which ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... "HERBERT HOOVER, Former United States Food Administrator.—'The United States has been for one hundred and fifty years steadily developing a social philosophy of its own. This philosophy has stood this test in the fire of common sense. We have a willingness to abide ...
— The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki - Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919 • Joel R. Moore

... Americans had built up in three-quarters of a century. In February, 1918, Great Britain, France, and Italy made official representations to the American Government, declaring that unless food deliveries could be made as they had been promised by Hoover's food administration, Germany would win the war. McAdoo acted immediately upon this information. He gathered all available cars, taking them away from their ordinary routes, and rushed them from all parts of ...
— The Railroad Builders - A Chronicle of the Welding of the States, Volume 38 in The - Chronicles of America Series • John Moody

... watched them fight it out. The interest grew as the contest narrowed down, until at last there were the two captains left—big John Rice for District Number 34, and that wiry, nervous, black-haired girl of 'Lias Hoover's, Polly Ann. She married a man by the name of Brubaker. I guess you didn't know him. His folks moved here from Clarke County. Polly Ann's eyes glittered like a snake's, and she kept putting her knuckles up to the red spots in her cheeks that burned like fire. Old ...
— Back Home • Eugene Wood



Words linked to "Hoover" :   vacuum cleaner, clean, industrialist, attorney, lawyer, United States President, make clean, Herbert Hoover, William Hoover, president, trademark, President of the United States, Chief Executive



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