elihu yale

Yale

[yeyl]
noun
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.
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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Yale
1869, kind of lock invented by Linus Yale. The surname is Welsh, from ial, and means "dweller at the fertile upland."
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elihu yale

English merchant, official of the East India Company, and benefactor of Yale University. Although born in Massachusetts, Yale was taken to England by his family at the age of three, and he never returned to America. He was educated at a private school in London

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