Jefferson

biographical name
Jef·​fer·​son | \ ˈje-fər-sən \

Definition of Jefferson 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Thomas 1743–1826 3rd president of the U.S. (1801–09)

Jefferson

geographical name
Jef·​fer·​son | \ ˈje-fər-sən \

Definition of Jefferson (Entry 2 of 2)

river over 200 miles (321 kilometers) long in southwestern Montana — see three forks

Other Words from Jefferson

Biographical name

Jeffersonian \ ˌje-​fər-​ˈsō-​nē-​ən , -​nyən \ adjective

Learn More about Jefferson

Statistics for Jefferson

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Jefferson

What made you want to look up Jefferson? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

involving abstract or general statements

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Liar, Liar Quiz

  • alt-5761dbe2ba986
  • Someone who pretends to be sick in order to avoid work is a:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!