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

  • Stanford, Leland 1824-1893. American financier of the Central Pacific Railroad (built 1863-1869) and founder of Stanford University (1885).

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  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A private university in the Bay Area of California.

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  • n. a university in California
  • n. United States railroad executive and founder of Stanford University (1824-1893)

Etymologies

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Various place names from Old English stān ("stone") + ford ("ford").

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