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Adams

[ad-uhmz]
noun
1.
Abigail (Smith) 1744–1818, U.S. social and political figure (wife of John Adams).
2.
Alice, 1926–1999, U.S. writer.
3.
Ansel, 1902–84, U.S. photographer.
4.
Brooks, 1848–1927, U.S. historian and political scientist (son of Charles Francis Adams and brother of Henry Brooks Adams).
5.
Charles Francis, 1807–86, U.S. statesman: minister to Great Britain 1861–68 (son of John Quincy Adams).
6.
Franklin P(ierce) ("F.P.A") 1881–1960, U.S. author and columnist.
7.
Henry (Brooks) 1838–1918, U.S. historian, writer, and teacher (son of Charles Francis Adams).
8.
James Truslow [truhs-loh] , 1878–1949, U.S. historian.
9.
John, 1735–1826, 2nd president of the U.S. 1797–1801: a leader in the american revolution.
10.
John Michael Geoffrey Manningham [man-ing-uhm] , ("Tom") 1931–85, Barbadian political leader: prime minister 1976–85.
11.
John Quincy [kwin-zee, -see] , 1767–1848, 6th president of the U.S. 1825–29; secretary of state 1817–25 (son of John Adams).
12.
Léonie Fuller [ley-oh-nee] , 1899–1988, U.S. poet.
13.
Maude (Maude Kiskadden) 1872–1953, U.S. actress.
14.
Roger, 1889–1971, U.S. chemist.
15.
Samuel, 1722–1803, American statesman: a leader in the American revolution.
16.
Samuel Hopkins, 1874–1958, U.S. journalist and novelist.
17.
Walter Sydney, 1876–1956, U.S. astronomer.
18.
a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. 12,307 feet (3751 meters).
19.
a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains. 5798 feet (1767 meters).
20.
a city in W Massachusetts.
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Adams1 (ˈædəmz)
 
n
a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. Height: 3751 m (12 307 ft)

Adams2 (ˈædəmz)
 
n
1.  Gerry, full name Gerrard Adams. born 1948, Northern Ireland politician; president of Sinn Féin from 1983: negotiated the Irish Republican Army ceasefires in 1994--96 and 1997
2.  Henry (Brooks). 1838--1918, US historian and writer. His works include Mont Saint Michel et Chartres (1913) and his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1918)
3.  John. 1735--1826, second president of the US (1797--1801); US ambassador to Great Britain (1785--88); helped draft the Declaration of Independence (1776)
4.  John Coolidge. born 1947, US composer; works include the operas Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991)
5.  John Couch. 1819--92, British astronomer who deduced the existence and position of the planet Neptune
6.  John Quincey. son of John Adams. 1767--1848, sixth president of the US (1825--29); secretary of state (1817--25)
7.  Richard. born 1920, British author; his novels include Watership Down (1972), The Plague Dogs (1977), and Traveller (1988)
8.  Samuel. 1722--1803, US revolutionary leader; one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party; a signatory of the Declaration of Independence

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Adam
Biblical name of the first man, from Heb. adam "man," lit. "(the one formed from the) ground" (Heb. adamah "ground"); cf. L. homo "man," humanus "human," humus "earth, ground, soil." Adam's apple (1755) perhaps is an inexact translation of Heb. tappuah haadam, lit. "man's swelling," from ha-adam "the
man" + tappuah "anything swollen." The allusion is to the fact that a piece of the forbidden fruit (commonly believed to be an apple) that Eve gave Adam is supposed to have stuck in his throat. To not know (someone) from Adam "not know him at all" is first recorded 1784.
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Adams   (ād'əmz)  Pronunciation Key 
American astronomer who demonstrated that the essential brightness of a star could be calculated by studying its spectrum and who introduced a method for measuring the distance of stars based on their brightness. In 1915 he discovered Sirius B, the first known white dwarf star, and his measurement of the gravitational red shift in the light leaving its surface was accepted as evidence for Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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Adam definition


  1. n.
    MDMA (3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine), Ecstasy. (Drugs. See also the unrelated up an' Adam.) : She spent the early part of the evening trying to score some Adam.
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