Definition of Yale University from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Yale University

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a major US university, often seen as a rival of Harvard University. It is in New Haven, Connecticut, and is known for its large library, the Yale Art Gallery and the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Yale was established (originally as Yale College) in 1701 and was named after Elihu Yale (1649-1721) who gave it books and other items. see also Ivy League