from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Tilden, Samuel Jones 1814-1886. American politician. The Democratic presidential nominee in 1876, he won the popular election but lost the presidency in an electoral college controversy that was settled by a Senate committee in favor of Rutherford B. Hayes.
- Tilden, William Tatem, Jr. Known as "Big Bill.” 1893-1953. American tennis player who dominated the sport in the 1920s, winning the U.S. men's singles championship seven times (1920-1925 and 1929) and the Wimbledon championship three times (1920, 1921 and 1930).
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- n. United States tennis player who dominated men's tennis in the 1920s (1893-1953)
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