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

  • Yale, Elihu 1649-1721. Colonial-born English merchant and philanthropist who made a series of contributions to the Collegiate School in Connecticut, which was renamed in Yale's honor (1718).
  • MountYale A peak, 4,329.8 m (14,196 ft) high, in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado.

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  • proper n. A university in the eastern United States.
  • proper n. A set of romanisation schemes for Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean.

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

  • n. English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
  • n. a university in Connecticut


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