Meaning of Adams

Ad•ams

Pronunciation: (ad'umz), [key]
— n.
  1. 1744–1818, U.S. social and political figure (wife of John Adams).
  2. born 1926, U.S. writer.
  3. 1902–84, U.S. photographer.
  4. 1848–1927, U.S. historian and political scientist (son of Charles Francis Adams and brother of Henry Brooks Adams).
  5. 1807–86, U.S. statesman: minister to Great Britain 1861–68 (son of John Quincy Adams).
  6. (“F.P.A.”), 1881–1960, U.S. author and columnist.
  7. 1838–1918, U.S. historian, writer, and teacher (son of Charles Francis Adams).
  8. 1878–1949, U.S. historian.
  9. 1735–1826, 2nd president of the U.S. 1797–1801: a leader in the American Revolution.
  10. (“Tom”), 1931–85, Barbadian political leader: prime minister 1976–85.
  11. 1767–1848, 6th president of the U.S. 1825–29; Secretary of State 1817–25 (son of John Adams).
  12. born 1899, U.S. poet.
  13. (Maude Kiskadden), 1872–1953, U.S. actress.
  14. 1889–1971, U.S. chemist.
  15. 1722–1803, American statesman: a leader in the American Revolution.
  16. 1874–1958, U.S. journalist and novelist.
  17. 1876–1956, U.S. astronomer.
  18. a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. 12,307 ft. (3751 m).
  19. a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains. 5798 ft. (1767 m).
  20. a city in W Massachusetts. 10,381.
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