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Yale

[yeyl] /yeɪl/
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.
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).
3.
a male given name.
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Examples for Yale
  • The Yale shooting problem, however, shows that this solution is not always correct.
  • He wrote it in consultation with a Yale university psychiatrist, dr.
  • He enjoyed sports at Yale and played on the varsity football team.
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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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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