Harvard

[ hahr-verd ]
/ ˈhɑr vərd /
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noun

John,1607–38, English clergyman in the U.S.: principal benefactor of Harvard College, now Harvard University.
a city in central Massachusetts.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Sawatch Range. 14,420 feet (4398 meters).
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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."

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