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  1. Elihu,1648–1721, English colonial official, born in America: governor of Madras 1687–92; principal benefactor of the Collegiate School at Saybrook, Connecticut (now Yale University).
  2. Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, one of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range, in the S Rocky Mountains. 14,196 feet (4327 meters).
  3. a male given name.
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Historical Examples

  • He graduated at Yale college, and was subsequently a tutor in that institution.

  • Don't you know any of the fellows at Harvard, or Tech, or Yale, or anywhere?


    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • They may enter the post-graduate department of Yale and receive its degrees.

  • Then the young man who sold the set to me is working his way through Yale.

    'Charge It'

    Irving Bacheller

  • "He's at Prep now, but he'll enter Yale next year," she ended proudly.

    Miss Pat at School</p>

    Pemberton Ginther

Word Origin and History for yale


1854, kind of lock invented by U.S. mechanic Linus Yale Jr. (1821-1868). The surname is Welsh, from ial, and means "dweller at the fertile upland." Yale University (Connecticut, U.S.) founded 1701 as Collegiate School, renamed 1718 in honor of a gift from British merchant-philanthropist Elihu Yale (1649-1721).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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