Meaning of ADAMS in English


I. Ad ‧ ams, An ‧ sel /ˈædəmz, ˈæns ə l/ BrE AmE

(1902–84) a US photographer known especially for his photographs of the countryside in the west of the US

II. Adams, Ger ‧ ry /ˈdʒeri/ BrE AmE

(1948–) the leader of Sinn Fein, the Irish political party that wants Northern Ireland to unite with the Republic of Ireland. For many years the British government did not allow Adams to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales because of his connections with the IRA. In the late 1990s, however, he took part in meetings with the British government and with other political parties in Northern Ireland, to discuss ways of bringing peace to the area. Adams has been the MP for West Belfast since 1983, but has never taken his seat in Westminster because he does not recognized the authority of the British government. He also had a seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly until the ↑ assembly was ↑ suspend ed . He also won a seat at the Northern ireland Assembly in 1998.

III. Adams, John BrE AmE

(1735–1826) the second President of the US, from 1797 to 1801. Before the American Revolutionary War he encouraged people in the American colonies (↑ colony to protest against British taxes and to fight to become independent from Britain.

IV. Adams, John Quin ‧ cy /dʒɒn ˈkwɪnsi $ dʒɑːn-/ BrE AmE

(1767–1848) the sixth President of the US from 1825 to 1829. He was the son of John Adams, and he is believed to have written the Monroe Doctrine..

V. Adams, Sam ‧ u ‧ el /ˈsæmjuəl/ BrE AmE

(1722–1803) a US politician and writer who protested against British taxes and law when the UK was still in control of the American colonies (↑ colony ). In the 1760s and 1770s he encouraged people there to fight to become independent, and he was the main organizer of the Boston Tea Party.

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