- Dwight David,Ike, 1890–1969, U.S. general and statesman: Chief of Staff 1945–48; 34th president of the U.S. 1953–61.
- his wifeMamie Geneva Doud [doud] /daʊd/, 1896–1979, U.S. First Lady 1953–61.
Examples from the Web for ike
It would have been pretty hard for Ike to shake hands with everybody.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
Ike sent in the army, which would stay at Central the entire school year.How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow
October 26, 2014
It happened to Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt; it happened to Ike and LBJ and Reagan.The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse
August 2, 2014
Ike was a nice guy, and a hard worker, but he, too, lacked strategic vision.D-Day Was The Largest And One Of The Bloodiest Invasions In History
James A. Warren
June 6, 2014
In 1950, Ike bought a Gettysburg farm with some of the proceeds from his World War II memoir.From Union to Illegal Labor: I'm Running for Office, for Pete's Sake!
November 29, 2012
Then he followed Ike into the cabin, debonair and apparently unconcerned.
Ike picked up his reins, and the man spurred his horse off on his errand.
But he talked in a language that neither Ike nor any of the men could understand.
By his side Ike sat, vainly wondering who had shot the man and why.
A pause in the conversation followed while Ike dried some glasses.The Night Riders
- Dwight David, known as Ike. 1890–1969, US general and Republican statesman; Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1943–45) and 34th president of the US (1953–61). He commanded Allied forces in Europe and North Africa (1942), directed the invasion of Italy (1943), and was Supreme Commander of the combined land forces of NATO (1950–52)
Word Origin and History for ike
surname, from German Eisenhauer, literally "iron-cutter, iron-hewer," "perhaps based on Fr. Taillefer" [George F. Jones, "German-American Names," 3rd ed., 2006].