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Harvard

[hahr-verd]
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  1. John,1607–38, English clergyman in the U.S.: principal benefactor of Harvard College, now Harvard University.
  2. a city in central Massachusetts.
  3. Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Sawatch Range. 14,420 feet (4398 meters).
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  • Don't you know any of the fellows at Harvard, or Tech, or Yale, or anywhere?

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I've always been for Harvard ever since I thought about college.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I am hoping that I may be able to go back to the Harvard Med.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • One of the Harvard students has fitted up his room at a cost of $4,000.

  • Similar courses on Roman civilization are given at both Brown and Harvard.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper


Word Origin and History for harvard

Harvard

U.S. college named for John Harvard (1607-1638), Puritan immigrant minister who bequeathed half his estate and 260 books to the yet-unorganized college that had been ordered by the Massachusetts colonial government. The surname is cognate with Hereward, Old English hereweard, literally "army guard."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper