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Roosevelt

, Franklin Delano 1882-1945.
The 32nd president of the United States (1933-1945). Governor of New York (1929-1933), 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 US president to be reelected three times (1936, 1940, and 1944). He died in office.

Roosevelt

, Rio
A river, about 645 km (400 mi) long, of northwestern Brazil. Formerly 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). Leader of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, he served as governor of New York (1899-1901) and US 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.

Roosevelt

(ˈrəʊzəˌvɛlt)
n
1. (Biography) (Anna) Eleanor. 1884–1962, US writer, diplomat, and advocate of liberal causes: delegate to the United Nations (1945–52)
2. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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

Roo•se•velt

(ˈroʊ zəˌvɛlt, -vəlt, ˈroʊz-; spelling pron. ˈru-)

n.
1. (Anna) Eleanor, 1884–1962, U.S. diplomat and author (wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt).
2. Franklin Delano ( “FDR” ), 1882–1945, 32nd president of the U.S. 1933–45.
3. Theodore (Teddy, “T.R.” ), 1858–1919, 26th president of the U.S. 1901–09: Nobel peace prize 1906.
4. Rio, a river flowing N from W Brazil to the Madeira River. ab. 400 mi. (645 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United StatesRoosevelt - 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)
2.Roosevelt - wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)Roosevelt - wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
3.Roosevelt - 26th President of the United StatesRoosevelt - 26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration; "Theodore Roosevelt said `Speak softly but carry a big stick'" (1858-1919)
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They discovered her proximity, dropped back until she was nearly broadside on to the former battleship, and signalled up the Theodore Roosevelt and the little Monitor.
The American fleet, headed by the Theodore Roosevelt, was crossing behind them, pounding them in succession, steaming in between them and the big modern Furst Bismarck, which was coming up from the west.
She hovered high, over the Theodore Roosevelt, keeping pace with the full speed of that ship.
The Theodore Roosevelt let fly at once with the big guns in her forward barbette, but the shells burst far below the Vogel-stern, and forthwith a dozen single-man drachenflieger were swooping down to make their attack.
He saw little men on the deck of the Theodore Roosevelt below, men foreshortened in plan into mere heads and feet, running out preparing to shoot at the others.
The American ironclads were no longer in column formation; the Theodore Roosevelt, badly damaged, had turned to the southeast, and the Andrew Jackson, greatly battered but uninjured in any fighting part was passing between her and the still fresh and vigorous Furst Bismarck to intercept and meet the latter's fire.
Their column was now badly broken, the Susquehanna had gone, the Theodore Roosevelt had fallen astern out of the line, with her forward guns disabled, in a heap of wreckage, and the Monitor was in some grave trouble.
Let us resolve to make our government a place for what Franklin Roosevelt called "bold, persistent experimentation, a government for our tomorrows, not our yesterdays.
To Roosevelt the telephone was mainly for emergencies.
Archer, as he looked back, was not sure that men like himself WERE what his country needed, at least in the active service to which Theodore Roosevelt had pointed; in fact, there was reason to think it did not, for after a year in the State Assembly he had not been re-elected, and had dropped back thankfully into obscure if useful municipal work, and from that again to the writing of occasional articles in one of the reforming weeklies that were trying to shake the country out of its apathy.
It is on record that Theodore Roosevelt, at that time President of the United States, said in 1905 A.
Men like the Wilcoxes, or President Roosevelt, would say yes.