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ˈtru məntru·man

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Truman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Truman, Harry Truman, Harry S Truman, President Trumannoun

    elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th term; became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)


  1. truman

    Truman generally refers to Harry S. Truman, who was the 33rd President of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. He is known for his crucial role in ending World War II, the implementation of the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after the war, and the establishment of the United Nations. The name 'Truman' could also refer to the biographical concept referring to his life, work, political career, policies, or anything related to him. Furthermore, Truman could also be a given name or surname. Other uses, meanings, or references of 'Truman' would be context-dependent.


  1. Truman

    Truman is a 1995 HBO movie based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Truman. Starring Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman, the film centers on Truman's rise to the presidency from humble beginnings, World War II, and his decision to use the first atomic bomb. The film's tagline is "It took a farmer's hand to shape a nation."

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Truman is ranked #6195 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Truman surname appeared 5,521 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Truman.

    88.9% or 4,910 total occurrences were White.
    5.5% or 305 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 142 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 100 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 41 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 23 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Truman in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Truman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Truman in a Sentence

  1. John Kerry, Speech at Democratic Convention, May 31, 2002:

    We must uphold the promise of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton and never allow the President and his Republican friends to threaten Social Security by putting it on the Wall Street trading block.

  2. Mary McCarthy:

    A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.

  3. John Kasich:

    I have no doubt, because I saw Ronald Reagan do it, and I've seen other great leaders throughout history. Harry Truman. Whatever party they are, they can bring us together. It can happen.

  4. William Frank Buckley, Jr.:

    Well, we've only had a certain number of executions in the last few years- whatever it was- and two of them were for the personal convenience of Truman Capote.

  5. Mark Leibovich:

    The amazing thing about Trump is just he's one of the most intellectually uncurious people in the world, i mean, he just watches himself on TV all the time. I mean, it's a perfect kind of 'Truman Show' sort of situation, but he's the director.

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