[ har-uh-muhn ]

  1. Edward Henry, 1848–1909, U.S. financier and railroad magnate.

  2. his son, W(illiam) A·ve·rell [ey-ver-uhl], /ˈeɪ vər əl/, 1891–1986, U.S. diplomat: governor of New York 1954–58.

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How to use Harriman in a sentence

  • Believe it or not, McGurk's and Harriman's are not the only examples in American history of love affairs in war zones.

    Justice for Brett McGurk | David Frum | June 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The ironclad monopoly enjoyed by the Harriman and Hill lines would probably have prevented this in any event.

  • He had not been idle through all the day, but had drawn from the Harriman Bank twenty thousand dollars.

    Cytherea | Joseph Hergesheimer
  • One man has recently spent a busy term of years in simplifying the organization of the Harriman lines.

    The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford
  • It is only once in a generation that a man like Harriman, who can bend a whole mighty directorate to his absolute will, arises.

    The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford
  • Take the two members of the Western railroad world—one gone now—Hill and Harriman.

    The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford

British Dictionary definitions for Harriman


/ (ˈhærɪmən) /

  1. W (illiam) Averell. 1891–1986, US diplomat: negotiated the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union (1963); governor of New York (1955–58)

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