What does vacuum cleaner mean?

Definitions for vacuum cleaner

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vacuum cleaner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacuum, vacuum cleaner(noun)

    an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction


  1. vacuum cleaner(Noun)

    A domestic or industrial mobile machine for cleaning floors and similar surfaces that draws dust and other particles into a container (often a bag) by the suction created by an electric motor driving a fan.


  1. vacuum cleaner

    A vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors, and optionally from other surfaces as well. The dirt is collected by either a dustbag or a cyclone for later disposal. Vacuum cleaners, which are used in homes as well as in industry, exist in a variety of sizes and models— small battery-operated hand-held devices, domestic central vacuum cleaners, huge stationary industrial appliances that can handle several hundred litres of dust before being emptied, and self-propelled vacuum trucks for recovery of large spills or removal of contaminated soil.

Editors Contribution

  1. vacuum cleaner

    A type of device, product and tool created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, sizes and styles you use to clean something with, battery operated or powered by electricity or solar power.

    There are a wide variety of vacuum cleaner on the market now and as technology progresses inventors will create a solar powered one too.

  2. vacuum cleaner

    A type of device, appliance and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, parts, shapes, sizes,styles and systems used to clean.

    We bought our vacuum cleaner and it lasted over twelve years before we need to purchase another one.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacuum cleaner in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacuum cleaner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Barrymore:

    If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.

  2. Harriet Van Horne.:

    There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set.

  3. Kaplan Thaler:

    We love the story of James Dyson. You see a guy who created this brilliant vacuum cleaner. It took him 15 years and he had 5,126 prototypes that ... didn't work, and we're not seeing that, all we're seeing are the end results and our kids are not seeing the sweat equity that goes into it.

  4. Martin Smith:

    Their compatriots included such beasts as Wiwaxia, a slug covered in leaf-like scales and towering spines; Anomalocaris, resembling a cross between a lobster and a can-opener; Nectocaris, a boggle-eyed two-armed squid, and Opabinia, which looks like a shrimp that swallowed a vacuum cleaner.

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