hoover
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhuːvə(ɹ)/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhuvɚ/
Noun

hoover (plural hoovers)

  1. (chiefly, Britain) A vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
Verb

hoover (hoovers, present participle hoovering; past and past participle hoovered)

  1. (transitive, Britain) To clean (a room, etc.) with a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
    I need to hoover this room.
    • 2006, Stella Rimington, Secret Asset, London: Hutchinson, ISBN 978-0-09-180024-6; republished New York, N.Y.: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4000-7982-7, page 210:
      In the freshly hoovered living room of her house in Wokingham, Thelma Dawnton was distinctly miffed.
  2. (intransitive, British) To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
    My husband is upstairs, hoovering.
  3. (transitive) To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner.
Synonyms
Hoover
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhuːvə(ɹ)/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhuvɚ/
Proper noun
  1. Surname (shared by several famous people including J. Edgar Hoover and Herbert Hoover).
Noun

hoover (plural hoovers)

  1. A vacuum cleaner of the Hoover brand, or irrespective of brand (Alternative form of hoover).



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary