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[van-der-bilt] /ˈvæn dər bɪlt/
Cornelius, 1794–1877, U.S. financier.
Harold Stirling
[stur-ling] /ˈstɜr lɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
1884–1970, U.S. business executive. Unabridged
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  • He'll soon make Vanderbilt sing small as a multi-millionaire; but when his pile's made this State of his will be a wilderness.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • Solomon would have to be a king, or a Vanderbilt to stand it.

  • I pity the rich man's sons unless they have the good sense of the elder Vanderbilt, which sometimes happens.

    Acres of Diamonds Russell H. Conwell
  • One of my recollections is seeing Captain Vanderbilt in command of a steamboat.

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • The Vanderbilt system as it is now understood really began with these transactions.

British Dictionary definitions for Vanderbilt


Cornelius, known as Commodore Vanderbilt. 1794–1877, US steamship and railway magnate and philanthropist
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