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

  • Roosevelt, (Anna) Eleanor 1884-1962. American diplomat, writer, and First Lady of the United States (1933-1945) as the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A delegate to the United Nations (1945-1952 and 1961-1962), she was an outspoken advocate of human rights. Her written works include This I Remember (1949).
  • Roosevelt, Edith Carow 1861-1948. First Lady of the United States (1901-1909) as the wife of President Theodore Roosevelt. Known as a shrewd manager of the White House, she oversaw a major renovation (1902) and delegated many of the responsibilities traditionally belonging to the First Lady.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano 1882-1945. The 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945). Governor of New York (1929-1932), he ran for President with the promise of a New Deal for the American people. His administration was marked by relief programs, measures to increase employment and assist industrial and agricultural recovery from the Depression, and World War II. He was the only U.S. President to be reelected three times (1936, 1940, and 1944). He died in office.
  • RioRoosevelt A river, about 644 km (400 mi) long, of northwestern Brazil. Originally known as the River of Doubt, it was renamed in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, who explored it in 1913.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919. The 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). A hero of the Spanish-American War, he served as governor of New York (1899-1900) and U.S. Vice President (1901) under William McKinley. On McKinley's assassination (September 1901), he assumed the presidency. Roosevelt's administration was marked by the regulation of trusts, the building of the Panama Canal, and a foreign policy based on the motto "Speak softly and carry a big stick.” He won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in the Russo-Japanese War.

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  • proper n. An American surname of Dutch origin, derived from words meaning rose and open country; borne by two Presidents of U.S.
  • proper n. A male given name given in honor of the Presidents.

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  • n. 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
  • n. wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
  • n. 26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration


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Dutch roos ("rose") + veld ("field")



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