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[jef-er-suh n] /ˈdʒɛf ər sən/
Joseph, 1829–1905, U.S. actor.
Thomas, 1743–1826, U.S. statesman, diplomat, architect, and author: 3rd president of the U.S. 1801–09.
a river in SW Montana, flowing generally NE to join the Madison and Gallatin rivers to form the Missouri River. 225 miles (362 km) long.
Mount, a mountain in NW Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 10,497 feet (3199 meters).
Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the Presidential Range of the White Mts. 5715 feet (1742 meters).
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Jefferson rightly attributed to Burr Republican success in the election.

  • Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Adams are silent while Mr. Sherman and Mr. Franklin vote aye.

    America First Various
  • Nor were they without some justification, for Jefferson certainly represented the party of disintegration.

  • The ayes seem to have it, the ayes have it, and Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Adams are elected.

    America First Various
  • Fascinated by the gay scene around him Jefferson laid the newspaper aside.

    The Lion and The Mouse Charles Klein
British Dictionary definitions for Jefferson


Thomas. 1743–1826, US statesman: secretary of state (1790–93); third president (1801–09). He was the chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the chief opponent of the centralizing policies of the Federalists under Hamilton, and effected the Louisiana Purchase (1803)
Derived Forms
Jeffersonian (ˌdʒɛfəˈsəʊnɪən) adjective, noun
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