Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Roosevelt

[roh-zuh-velt, -vuh lt, rohz-velt, -vuh lt; spelling pronunciation roo-zuh-velt]
noun
  1. (Anna) Eleanor,1884–1962, U.S. diplomat, author, and lecturer (wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt).
  2. Edith Kermit Carow,1861–1948, U.S. First Lady 1901–09 (wife of Theodore Roosevelt).
  3. Franklin Del·a·no [del-uh-noh] /ˈdɛl əˌnoʊ/, FDR, 1882–1945, 32nd president of the U.S. 1933–45.
  4. TheodoreTeddyT.R., 1858–1919, 26th president of the U.S. 1901–09: Nobel Peace Prize 1906.
  5. Rio. Formerly Río da Duvida. a river flowing N from W Brazil to the Madeira River. About 400 miles (645 km) long.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for roosevelt

Contemporary Examples of roosevelt

Historical Examples of roosevelt


British Dictionary definitions for roosevelt

Roosevelt

noun
  1. (Anna) Eleanor . 1884–1962, US writer, diplomat, and advocate of liberal causes: delegate to the United Nations (1945–52)
  2. her husband, Franklin Delano (ˈdɛləˌnəʊ), known as FDR . 1882–1945, 32nd president of the US (1933–45); elected four times. He instituted major reforms (the New Deal) to counter the economic crisis of the 1930s and was a forceful leader during World War II
  3. Theodore . 1858–1919, 26th president of the US (1901–09). A proponent of extending military power, he won for the US the right to build the Panama Canal (1903). He won the Nobel peace prize (1906), for mediating in the Russo-Japanese war
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for roosevelt

Roosevelt

the family in America originally bore the name Van Roosevelt, "of the field of roses," descriptive of their estates in Holland. Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt, born August 1649, emigrated to New Amsterdam. His son (1653) and all his descendants dropped the "Van." Related: Rooseveltian.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper