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English noun: Hoover

1. Hoover (person) United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)

SynonymsWilliam Henry Hoover, William Hoover

Instance hypernymindustrialist

2. Hoover (person) United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)

SynonymsJ. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoover

Instance hypernymattorney, lawyer

3. Hoover (person) 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)

SynonymsHerbert Clark Hoover, Herbert Hoover, President Hoover

Instance hypernymChief Executive, President, President of the United States, United States President

4. Hoover (artifact) a kind of vacuum cleaner

Broader (hypernym)vacuum, vacuum cleaner

Domain usagetrademark

English verb: hoover

1. hoover (contact) clean with a vacuum cleaner

SamplesVacuum the carpets.

Synonymsvacuum, vacuum-clean

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

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