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Hoover

proprietary name for a make of vacuum cleaner (patented 1927); sometimes used generally for "vacuum cleaner." As a verb, meaning "to vacuum," from 1926, in the company's advertising.

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Definitions of Hoover
1
hoover (v.)
clean with a vacuum cleaner;
Synonyms: vacuum / vacuum-clean
2
Hoover (n.)
United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932);
Synonyms: William Hoover / William Henry Hoover
Hoover (n.)
United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972);
Synonyms: J. Edgar Hoover / John Edgar Hoover
Hoover (n.)
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);
Synonyms: Herbert Hoover / Herbert Clark Hoover / President Hoover
Hoover (n.)
a kind of vacuum cleaner;
From wordnet.princeton.edu