- 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.
Origin of collegiate
Related formscol·le·giate·ly, adverbcol·le·giate·ness, nounpost·col·le·giate, adjectivepre·col·le·giate, adjectivepro·col·le·giate, adjectivepseu·do·col·le·giate, adjectivequa·si-col·le·giate, adjectivesub·col·le·giate, adjectiveun·col·le·giate, adjective
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English
word from Late Latin
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Examples from the Web for collegiately
Historical Examples of 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
- Also: collegial of or relating to a college or college students
- (of a university) composed of various colleges of equal standing
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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).
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