l henry hoover


Herbert (Clark) 1874–1964, 31st president of the U.S. 1929–33.
J(ohn) Edgar, 1895–1972, U.S. government official: director of the FBI 1924–72.
Lou Henry, 1874–1944, U.S. First Lady 1929–33 (wife of Herbert Hoover).
a town in N central Alabama.
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Hoover1 (ˈhuːvə)
1.  trademark a type of vacuum cleaner
vb (often foll by up)
2.  to vacuum-clean (a carpet, furniture, etc)
3.  to consume or dispose of (something) quickly and completely: he hoovered up his grilled fish

Hoover2 (ˈhuːvə)
1.  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
2.  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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proprietary name for a make of vacuum cleaner (patented 1927); sometimes used generally for "vacuum cleaner."
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