[ad-olf,, ey-dolf;; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf,, ˈeɪ dɒlf;; German ˈɑ dɔlf/ (Show IPA), (Adolf Schicklgruber”der Führer”) 1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.
Adolf. (ˈaːdɔlf). Grandmother’s maiden name and father’s original surname Schicklgrüber. 1889–1945, German dictator, born in Austria. After becoming president of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi party), he attempted to overthrow the government of Bavaria (1923). While in prison he wrote Mein Kampf, expressing his philosophy of the superiority of the Aryan race and the inferiority of the Jews. He was appointed chancellor of Germany (1933), transforming it from a democratic republic into the totalitarian Third Reich, of which he became Führer in 1934. He established concentration camps to exterminate the Jews, rearmed the Rhineland (1936), annexed Austria (1938) and Czechoslovakia, and invaded Poland (1939), which precipitated World War II. He committed suicide
a person who displays dictatorial characteristics
used figuratively for “a dictator” from 1934.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”. Contemporary Examples Franklin Roosevelt had his renewal handed to him in 1940 by adolph Hitler and the fall of France. On Hillary: Why Do Democrats Want to Become the Party of Stagnant Ideas? David Frum April 5, 2013 Sulzberger was the grandson of adolph […]
- Adon olam
a liturgical prayer or hymn expressing the faith of Israel in God, often sung in unison usually at the close of a service.
Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton. noun (Judaism) a name for God Old Testament word for “God,” late 14c., from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew, literally “my lord,” from adon (see Adonis) + suffix of 1st person.