Definition of Hoover, William in English:

Hoover, William

proper noun

  • (1849–1932), American industrialist; full name William Henry Hoover. In 1908 he bought the patent of a lightweight electric cleaning machine and formed a company to manufacture it with great success. In 1910 the company was renamed Hoover.

Pronunciation:

Hoover, William

/ˈhuːvə/