Etymology
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Harvard

U.S. college named for John Harvard (1607-1638), Puritan immigrant minister who bequeathed half his estate and 260 books to the yet-unorganized college that had been ordered by the Massachusetts colonial government. The surname is cognate with Hereward, Old English hereweard, literally "army guard."

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Definitions of Harvard

Harvard (n.)
a university in Massachusetts;
Synonyms: Harvard University
Harvard (n.)
American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638);
Synonyms: John Harvard
From wordnet.princeton.edu