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Ad·ams

 (ăd′əmz), Abigail Smith 1744-1818.
First lady of the United States (1797-1801) as the wife of President John Adams. Her letters to her husband provide a vivid picture of life in colonial Massachusetts.

Adams

, Ansel Easton 1902-1984.
American photographer noted for his black-and-white photographs of the American wilderness.

Adams

, Brooks 1848-1927.
American historian who theorized that civilizations rise and fall according to a pattern of economic growth and decline.

Adams

, Charles Francis 1807-1886.
American public official who as an ambassador during the Civil War helped dissuade Great Britain from officially recognizing the Confederacy.

Adams

, Henry Brooks 1838-1918.
American historian noted for his nine-volume History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison (1889-1891). He also wrote a famous autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams (1918).

Adams

, John 1735-1826.
The first vice president (1789-1797) and second president (1797-1801) of the United States. He was a major figure during the American Revolution, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, and the shaping of the Constitution.

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, John Quincy 1767-1848.
The sixth president of the United States (1825-1829). As secretary of state (1817-1825) he helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine. After his presidency he served in the House of Representatives (1831-1848), where he advocated antislavery measures.

Adams

, Mount
A peak, 3,742 m (12,276 ft) high, in the Cascade Range of southwest Washington.

Adams

, Samuel 1722-1803.
American Revolutionary leader whose agitations spurred Bostonians toward rebellion against British occupation and rule. He was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses, signed the Declaration of Independence, and served as governor of Massachusetts (1794-1797).

Adams

(ˈædəmz)
n
(Placename) a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. Height: 3751 m (12 307 ft)

Adams

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1. (Biography) Gerry, full name Gerrard Adams. born 1948, Northern Ireland politician; president of Sinn Féin from 1983: negotiated the Irish Republican Army ceasefires in 1994–96 and 1997; member of the parliament of the Irish Republic from 2011
2. (Biography) Henry (Brooks). 1838–1918, US historian and writer. His works include Mont Saint Michel et Chartres (1913) and his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1918)
3. (Biography) John. 1735–1826, second president of the US (1797–1801); US ambassador to Great Britain (1785–88); helped draft the Declaration of Independence (1776)
4. (Biography) John Coolidge. born 1947, US composer; works include the operas Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991)
5. (Biography) John Couch. 1819–92, British astronomer who deduced the existence and position of the planet Neptune
6. (Biography) John Quincey. son of John Adams. 1767–1848, sixth president of the US (1825–29); secretary of state (1817–25)
7. (Biography) Richard. born 1920, British author; his novels include Watership Down (1972), The Plague Dogs (1977), and Traveller (1988)
8. (Biography) Samuel. 1722–1803, US revolutionary leader; one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party; a signatory of the Declaration of Independence

Ad•ams

(ˈæd əmz)

n.
1. Abigail (Smith), 1744–1818, U.S. social and political figure (wife of John Adams).
2. Ansel, 1902–84, U.S. photographer.
3. Brooks, 1848–1927, U.S. historian (son of Charles Francis).
4. Charles Francis, 1807–86, U.S. statesman (son of John Quincy Adams).
5. Henry (Brooks), 1838–1918, U.S. historian and writer (son of Charles Francis).
6. John, 1735–1826, 2nd president of the U.S. 1797–1801: a leader in the American Revolution.
7. John Quincy, 1767–1848, 6th president of the U.S. 1825–29 (son of John Adams).
8. Samuel, 1722–1803, a leader in the American Revolution.
9. Mount, a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. 12,307 ft. (3751 m).
10. Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains. 5798 ft. (1767 m).
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Noun1.Adams - American Revolutionary leader and patriotAdams - American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
2.Adams - 6th President of the United StatesAdams - 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
3.Adams - 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)Adams - 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
4.Adams - a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)Adams - a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Cascade Mountains, Cascade Range, Cascades - a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range
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There never was a greater contrast than between Samuel Adams and John Hancock," said Grandfather.
I didn't know, Miss Adams, that your Santa Claus was so modern as this.
Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons--so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bˆche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.
Adams had been a cotton operative in Fall River, and the continued depression in the industry had worn him and his family out, and he had emigrated to South Carolina.
That night I left this case in my room, locked, and the key in my waistcoat pocket; in the right-hand side-pocket of my overcoat I carried my Deane and Adams, loaded in every chamber; also my right hand, as innocently as you could wish.
Time has stolen on unobserved, for Adams is not the head-boy in the days that are come now, nor has he been this many and many a day.
Adams, his wife, and fifteen unfortunates who not only had no money but did not know where to turn or whither to go.
Adams was a mechanic, and had learned the trades of shoemaking, harness-making, and tinsmithing during the days of slavery.
Captain Adams,' said the young lord, looking hurriedly about him, and addressing one of those who had interposed, 'let me speak with you, I beg.
Those Malaita canoes are always raiding down that way, and you know what that Port Adams lot is.
Thou therefore whom thou only canst redeeme, Thir Nature also to thy Nature joyne; And be thy self Man among men on Earth, Made flesh, when time shall be, of Virgin seed, By wondrous birth: Be thou in ADAMS room The Head of all mankind, though ADAMS Son.
Such was the aspect under which the place presented itself to Sheriff Adams and two other men who had come out from Marshall to look at it.