Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909. American railway magnate. He joined J.P. Morgan and James J. Hill to form the Northern Securities Company, a railroad trust that was ordered dissolved by the U.S. Supreme Court (1904).
  • Harriman, (William) Averell 1891-1986. American financier and diplomat who held a number of public offices, including ambassador to the USSR (1943-1946) and U.S. secretary of commerce (1946-1948).

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  • n. United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)
  • n. United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)

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Examples

  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN STRONG WANTED TO SHOW HARRIMAN the sales reports on the H & S automatic household switch; Harriman brushed them aside.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • HARRIMAN (WATE) -- An Indiana man was arrested in Harriman for sexual solicitation of a minor after he failed to register as a sex offender in Tennessee.

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  • “The story of Prescott Bush and Brown Brothers Harriman is an introduction to the real history of our country,” says L.A. art book publisher and historian Edward Boswell.

    Think Progress » Brown’s Dishonesty Jeopardizes His Law License

  • Dorothy uses a vet called Harriman, a superior type of person who lives over toward Sturminster.

    A Murder of Quality

  • They wanted it to be called Harriman State Park - and insisted Idaho create a professional agency to manage it.

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  • Now called Harriman State Park, the site includes scenic stretches of the Henrys Fork of the Snake River.

    All Today's News - Sightline Daily

  • When Hitler struck France, first, and that successfully, the former Anglo-American and other financier circles, such as Harriman's Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, Jr., which had had a policy of tolerating and co-operating with the Hitler regime, joined with Churchill et al. in turning against their former crony, the Hitler regime.

    LaRouche's Latest

  • "I think we ought to call it" Harriman, "LeCroix said seriously.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • "I think we ought to call it "Harriman, " LeCroix said seriously.

    The Man Who Sold The Moon

  • "There is some speculation that it may increase its own bond-purchase program," its own quantitative-easing initiative, which could take some luster off the yen, whose strength has been a persistent thorn for Japanese exporters -- said Brown Brothers Harriman analysts in New York.

    Dollar Hits 15-Year Low Against Yen

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