Main definitions of Hoover in English

: Hoover1Hoover2

Hoover1

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noun

Trademark ; British
  • A vacuum cleaner, properly one made by the Hoover company.

    vacuum cleaner

Pronunciation

Hoover

/ˈho͞ovər/ /ˈhuvər/

verb

British
  • 1

    (also hoover)
    with object Clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.

    • ‘he was hoovering the stairs’
    brush, clean, scrub, wipe, mop, dust, scour, scrape, rake, buff
    1. 1.1hoover something upSuck something up with or as if with a vacuum cleaner.
      • ‘hoover up all the dust’
    2. 1.2hoover something up informal Consume something quickly and eagerly.
      • ‘he hoovered up three slices of cake’

Pronunciation

Hoover

/ˈho͞ovər/ /ˈhuvər/

Origin

1920s named after W. H. Hoover (see Hoover, William).

Main definitions of Hoover in English

: Hoover1Hoover2

Hoover2

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proper noun

  • A US city in north central Alabama, south of Birmingham; population 71,020 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Hoover

/ˈho͞ovər/ /ˈhuvər/