[ kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it ]
/ kəˈli dʒɪt, -dʒi ɪt /


of or relating to a college: collegiate life.
of, characteristic of, or intended for college students: collegiate clothes; a collegiate dictionary.
of the nature of or constituted as a college.


Nearby words

  1. college try,
  2. college-preparatory,
  3. collegial,
  4. collegiality,
  5. collegian,
  6. collegiate church,
  7. collegiate institute,
  8. collegium,
  9. collegium musicum,
  10. collembolan

Origin of collegiate

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word collēgiātus. See college, -ate1

Related forms
Can be confusedcollegial collegiate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for collegiately

  • But when I was young, collegiately young, Hamerton was an authority on life and art, and a preceptor of beauty.

British Dictionary definitions for collegiately


/ (kəˈliːdʒɪɪt) /


Also: collegial of or relating to a college or college students
(of a university) composed of various colleges of equal standing


Canadian short for collegiate institute
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Word Origin and History for collegiately



mid-15c., from Latin collegiatus "member of a college or corporation," in Medieval Latin, "of or pertaining to a college," from collegium (see college).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper