from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Adams, Abigail Smith 1744-1818. First Lady of the United States (1797-1801) as the wife of President John Adams. Her letters to her husband provide a vivid picture of life in colonial Massachusetts.
  • Adams, Ansel 1902-1984. American photographer noted for his magnificent black-and-white photographs of the American wilderness.
  • Adams, Brooks 1848-1927. American historian who theorized that civilizations rise and fall according to a pattern of economic growth and decline.
  • Adams, Charles Francis 1807-1886. American public official who as an ambassador during the Civil War helped dissuade Great Britain from officially recognizing the Confederacy.
  • Adams, Henry Brooks 1838-1918. American historian noted for his nine-volume History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison (1889-1891). He also wrote a famous autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams (1918).
  • Adams, John 1735-1826. The first Vice President (1789-1797) and second President (1797-1801) of the United States. He was a major figure during the American Revolution, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, and the shaping of the Constitution.
  • Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848. The sixth President of the United States (1825-1829). As secretary of state (1817-1825) he helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine. After his presidency he served in the House of Representatives (1831-1848), where he advocated antislavery measures.
  • MountAdams A peak, 3,753.6 m (12,307 ft) high, in the Cascade Range of southwest Washington.
  • Adams, Samuel 1722-1803. American Revolutionary leader whose agitations spurred Bostonians toward rebellion against British occupation and rule. He was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses, signed the Declaration of Independence, and served as governor of Massachusetts (1794-1797).

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  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Johannes Michael Friedrich Adams (1780-1838).
  • proper n. A patronymic surname derived from Adam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
  • n. a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
  • n. American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
  • n. 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)


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