Definitions

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

  • Harvard, John 1607-1638. American cleric and philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that now bears his name.
  • MountHarvard A peak, 4,398.1 m (14,420 ft) high, in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. Any of a number of places named for persons with the surname, including a city in Massachusetts.
  • proper n. A university in Cambridge, MA named after John Harvard, American clergyman and philanthropist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a university in Massachusetts
  • n. American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)

Etymologies

Patronymic surname from a Middle English variant of Hereward. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Turns out she took a little time off to graduate cum laude from FRIGGIN' HARVARD (can you hear that...that's my self-esteem shriveling up and dying) and now she's back at it, appearing in a plethora (Harvard word) of TV and movie gigs.

    YesButNoButYes: YBNBY Hall of Fame: Babes of the 80's

  • VIVEK WADHWA, HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Bottom line is that all of our research at Duke and now at Harvard shows the same thing.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2007

  • He was graduated from Harvard in 1902, and addressed his _Alma Mater_ in an _Ode To Harvard_, published in book form in 1907.

    The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century

  • HARVARD 68, DARTMOUTH 53 Keith Wright had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead visiting Harvard

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  • HARVARD - The Harvard family of a girl with cystic fibrosis is asking for prayers and assistance, if possible, for their stay at Ronald McDonald House.

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  • HARVARD - A 16-year-old from the Harvard area could face criminal charges after an early April Fools 'Day joke gone wrong brought a hazmat team to his friend's house.

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  • HARVARD 77, COLUMBIA 57 Oliver McNally scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, for host Harvard (18-6, 7-3 Ivy League).

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  • HARVARD - Crime in Harvard fell from 2008 to 2009; however, Police Chief Daniel Kazy-Garey cautioned against reading too much into the statistics.

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  • HARVARD 19 Chris Lum threw for two of Lehigh's three touchdowns - all of which came in the third quarter - as the Mountain Hawks (4-2) rallied to beat host Harvard (3-2).

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  • The Winklevosses' idea was indeed like the earliest version of Facebook in the broadest sense: they wanted to make it easier for people with harvard.edu e-mail addresses to plug into the Harvard social network.

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