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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For with the possible exception of Franklin, 308 thomas jefferson was the most learned man of his time.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • For this purpose thomas jefferson helped by subscribing $75.00.

    A Portrait of Old George Town Grace Dunlop Ecker
  • She held her needle poised, waiting the signal of thomas jefferson.

    Rebecca Mary Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • What would thomas jefferson have done in a crisis like this?

    That Sweet Little Old Lady Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
  • But thomas jefferson only ground his face deeper into the thick mat of cedar needles and begged to be let alone.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for thomas 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)
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Jeffersonian (ˌdʒɛfəˈsəʊnɪən) adjective, noun
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