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Whit·man(wĭt′mən, hwĭt′-), Marcus 1802-1847.
American frontier missionary and physician who with his wife Narcissa Prentiss (1808-1847) established a missionary post in the Oregon region (1836). The killing of the Whitmans and other members of their mission by Cayuse Indians in 1847 led to a period of military conflict between US forces and Native Americans in the Northwest.
Whit·man(wĭt′mən, hwĭt′-), Walter Known as "Walt." 1819-1892.
American poet whose Leaves of Grass (first published 1855), written in long lines of free verse, celebrates the self, death as a process of life, universal brotherhood, and the greatness of democracy and the United States.
(Biography) Walt(er). 1819–92, US poet, whose life's work is collected in Leaves of Grass (1855 and subsequent enlarged editions). His poems celebrate existence and the multiple elements that make up a democratic society
Whit•man(ˈʰwɪt mən, ˈwɪt-)
Walt(er), 1819–92, U.S. poet.
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|Noun||1.||Whitman - United States poet who celebrated the greatness of America (1819-1892)|
|2.||Whitman - United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)|