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).
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).
a male given name.

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Examples from the Web for yale

Contemporary Examples of yale

Historical Examples of yale

  • 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

    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).

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