[in-ter-kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it]


taking place between or participating in activities between different colleges: intercollegiate athletics.
of, relating to, or representative of two or more colleges.

Origin of intercollegiate

First recorded in 1870–75; inter- + collegiate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for intercollegiate

Contemporary Examples of intercollegiate

  • Teaching at Stanford, I have seen how intercollegiate athletics promotes the development of focused, confident, young women.

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    Why I Love the WNBA

    Condoleezza Rice

    May 13, 2010

Historical Examples of intercollegiate

  • "Now, tell me all about it," exactly as if I'd just won an intercollegiate, or something like that.

    The Whistling Mother

    Grace S. Richmond

  • There was a wide demand that it be abolished as an intercollegiate sport.

  • There are no intercollegiate athletics for him; he has become a 'professional.'

  • The year after Mike died the Intercollegiate was held at Cambridge.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • He was a member of the team that Harwell sent to the intercollegiate tournament last month.

    For the Honor of the School

    Ralph Henry Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for intercollegiate



of, relating to, or conducted between two or more colleges or universities
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