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Harvard

[hahr-verd] /ˈhɑr vərd/
noun
1.
John, 1607–38, English clergyman in the U.S.: principal benefactor of Harvard College, now Harvard University.
2.
a city in central Massachusetts.
3.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Sawatch Range. 14,420 feet (4398 meters).
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  • Scholars a number of Harvard professors have criticized the paper.
  • By comparison the Harvard mark i could perform the same task in just six seconds.
  • He was also president of the Harvard crimson daily newspaper.
  • He bequeathed the more valuable portion of his library to Harvard.
  • And first street at the southwest to Harvard and bonita at the northeast.
Word Origin and History for 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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