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Definition of the noun tappan

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  1. United States abolitionist (1786-1865)


  1. Tappan is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located north of Old Tappan, New Jersey, east of Nauraushaun and Pearl River, south of Blauvelt, and west of Palisades and Sparkill. The population was 6,613 at the 2010 census.
  2. Tappan a.k.a. Tappan, West Virginia: Tappan is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, West Virginia.

There are other places with in their name, like Tappan Zee, Tappan Zee Bridge, Tappan Zee High School, Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan.


Tappan appliances was founded by W.J. Tappan as the Ohio Valley Foundry Company in Bellaire, Ohio in 1881 selling cast-iron stoves door-to-door. The company relocated to Mansfield, Ohio in 1889 and was renamed the Eclipse Stove Company before being renamed the Tappan Stove Company. In 1950, Tappan acquired the Los Angeles-based O'Keefe & Merritt Stove Company and used the O'Keefe & Merritt name in the western United States from then until the late 1980s.


  1. Tappan is a fictional character from the 1997 film Amistad.
  2. Tappan is a fictional character from the 2009 film Billy Was a Deaf Kid.


Tappan is a family name.

Phrases with Tappan

  1. tappan zee bridge
  2. arthur tappan

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Google previewThe New-Yorker (1838)

by Horace Greeley, Park Benjamin

BENJAMiN TAPPAN is the man upon whom the mantle of Senator Morris has descended. The vote stood—...

Google previewJournal of Education (1922)

Miss Tappan is the master American in the art of giving as general a view of recent American achievement as possible without making a book of unwieldy size. Invention, discovery and exploration, art, music, philanthropy, kindness to animals, ...

Google previewThe Hudson River Guidebook (1996)

by Arthur G. Adams

The name Tappan Zee is derived as follows: Tappan is the Indian word for "cold springs" and zee is Dutch for "sea," a term they freely gave to any large body of water. Some Mohegan Indians dwelt on the eastern shore, but the western was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

WyattBrown, Bertram, “Arthur Tappan and Lewis Tappan.” In American National Biography, vol. 21. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. ——. Lewis Tappanand the EvangelicalWar Against Slavery. Cleveland: CaseWestern Reserve ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World (2015)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

D'Aniello and Gina Misiroglu See also: Free Soil Party; Tappan, Arthur ; Tappan, Lewis. Further Reading Feller, Daniel. ®Benjamin Tappan: The Making of a Democrat. ̄ In The Pursuit of Public Power: Political Culture in Ohio ...

Google previewDictionary of American Religious Biography (1993)

by Henry Warner Bowden

TAPPAN, LEWIS ident of Lane Seminary with promises of financial aid, but after 1834 that income was concentrated more...

Google previewNew Jersey Encyclopedia (2008)

by Jennifer Herman

Old Tappan and De Wolf Rds., Old Tappan Historic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (2013)

by Lawrence M. Salinger

Tappan over whether white-collar crime was in fact a crime, since many of the crimes discussed by Sutherland were not prosecuted in criminal courts. As existing criminological theories were based upon biased data, Sutherland ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Library Histories (2016)

by David H. Stam

Foremost of the decisions the newly elected board of regents made was to appoint Henry Tappan as the university«s first president. A man of strong will and impeccable character, President Tappan believed passionately in the pursuit of ...

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Quotes about Tappan

These meetings all have excited great attention, and have been of an exceedingly interesting character. (Lewis Tappan)
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Scrabble value of T1A1P3P3A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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