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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Stanford, Leland Stanfordnoun

    United States railroad executive and founder of Stanford University (1824-1893)

  2. Stanford University, Stanfordnoun

    a university in California

Wiktionary

  1. Stanfordnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Stanfordnoun

    A private university in the Bay Area of California.

  3. Etymology: Various place names from stān + ford.

Wikipedia

  1. stanford

    Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. The campus occupies 8,180 acres (3,310 hectares), among the largest in the United States, and enrolls over 17,000 students. Stanford is ranked among the top universities in the world.Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Leland Stanford was a U.S. senator and former governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford University struggled financially after the death of Leland Stanford in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, provost of Stanford Frederick Terman inspired and supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build a self-sufficient local industry, which would later be known as Silicon Valley.The university is organized around seven schools on the same campus: three schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate level as well as four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in law, medicine, education, and business. The university also houses the public policy think tank, the Hoover Institution. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference. As of May 26, 2022, Stanford has won 131 NCAA team championships, more than any other university, and was awarded the NACDA Directors' Cup for 25 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995. In addition, by 2021, Stanford students and alumni had won at least 296 Olympic medals including 150 gold and 79 silver medals.As of April 2021, 85 Nobel laureates, 29 Turing Award laureates, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty, or staff. In addition, Stanford is particularly noted for its entrepreneurship and is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups. Stanford alumni have founded numerous companies, which combined produce more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and have created 5.4 million jobs as of 2011, roughly equivalent to the seventh largest economy in the world (as of 2020). Stanford is the alma mater of U.S. President Herbert Hoover, 74 living billionaires, and 17 astronauts. In academia, its alumni include the current presidents of Yale and MIT and the provosts of Harvard and Princeton. It is also one of the leading producers of Fulbright Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, and members of the United States Congress.

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  1. stanford

    Stanford refers to Stanford University, a private research university located in Stanford, California. Established in 1885, it is widely regarded as one of the top universities globally, known for the myriad of programs it offers in various fields such as engineering, business, law, medicine, and education among others. The term 'Stanford' can also refer to the geographical area where the university is located, commonly known as Stanford, California.

Wikidata

  1. Stanford

    Stanford is a census-designated place in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. The population was 13,809 at the 2010 census, with a daily population of 35,000. Stanford is an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County and is adjacent to the city of Palo Alto. Stanford, California is a valid postal address, and has its own post office and ZIP codes: 94305 and 94309. A popular landmark is the Dish. Most of the Stanford University campus is situated within the CDP of Stanford. The Stanford University Medical Center and the Stanford Shopping Center, on the campus periphery, are counted as part of Palo Alto. Its resident population consists of the inhabitants of on-campus housing, including graduate student villages and the "Faculty Ghetto" of single-family homes owned by their faculty inhabitants but located on leased Stanford land. A residential neighborhood adjacent to the Stanford campus, College Terrace, featuring streets named after universities and colleges, including Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Princeton, is not part of the Stanford CDP but of Palo Alto.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STANFORD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stanford is ranked #1692 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stanford surname appeared 21,295 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Stanford.

    71.2% or 15,173 total occurrences were White.
    23% or 4,906 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 507 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 456 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 130 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 124 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stanford in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stanford in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Stanford in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Koebele:

    I found that according to Stanford University studies, women's quit rate in technology exceeds that of other science and engineering fields -- with a full 56 percent leaving their organizations at midlevel points in their careers.

  2. Sophie Harrison:

    We feel hurt and disappointed that the Stanford administration has chosen to remain invested in fossil fuel companies, in climate injustice, and in the destruction of our future.

  3. Brian Billick:

    When Paul Nickel're at Stanford Cardinal, Paul Nickel run across a lot of guys like Stanford Cardinal, they've got a broader view of life.

  4. Robert Jackler:

    However, Stanford Research's very late in the game.

  5. Sedona Prince:

    Tonight's game was fun. The energy was insane. Stanford is a great team, they have a lot of talent, they play really well together, and we're learning, we're still young. We're going to keep working.

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