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[jef-er-suh n] /ˈdʒɛf ər sən/
Joseph, 1829–1905, U.S. actor.
Thomas, 1743–1826, U.S. statesman, diplomat, architect, and author: 3rd president of the U.S. 1801–09.
a river in SW Montana, flowing generally NE to join the Madison and Gallatin rivers to form the Missouri River. 225 miles (362 km) long.
Mount, a mountain in NW Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 10,497 feet (3199 meters).
Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the Presidential Range of the White Mts. 5715 feet (1742 meters).
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Our great thomas jefferson used to boast that he could talk Welsh.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • thomas jefferson came over to Paris as plenipotentiary in his stead.

    Benjamin Franklin Paul Elmer More
  • It happens that young thomas jefferson himself was just such a lawyer.

    Patrick Henry

    Moses Coit Tyler
  • It was written by thomas jefferson, at that time a young man of thirty-three.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Adams was defeated, to be sure, but was thomas jefferson elected?

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for thomas jefferson


Thomas. 1743–1826, US statesman: secretary of state (1790–93); third president (1801–09). He was the chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the chief opponent of the centralizing policies of the Federalists under Hamilton, and effected the Louisiana Purchase (1803)
Derived Forms
Jeffersonian (ˌdʒɛfəˈsəʊnɪən) adjective, noun
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