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Stanford

[stan-ferd] /ˈstæn fərd/
noun
1.
(Amasa) Leland, 1824–93, U.S. railroad developer, politician, and philanthropist: governor of California 1861–63; senator 1885–93.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Stanford did much for Herbert Hoover; but so has he done much for Stanford.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • Stanford is like any other university in this relation to its graduates.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • It was less simple getting to Stanford in those first days than it is now.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • Following is a complete list of the tests of the Stanford revision.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • "Every reason," replied Milsom, and Stanford Beale nodded in agreement.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for Stanford

Stanford

/ˈstænfəd/
noun
1.
Sir Charles (Villiers). 1852–1924, Anglo-Irish composer and conductor, who as a teacher at the Royal College of Music had much influence on the succeeding generation of composers: noted esp for his church music, oratorios, and cantatas
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