[ kol-ij ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪdʒ /
an institution of higher learning, especially one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training.Compare university.
a constituent unit of a university, furnishing courses of instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, usually leading to a bachelor's degree.
an institution for vocational, technical, or professional instruction, as in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, or music, often a part of a university.
an endowed, self-governing association of scholars incorporated within a university, as at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in England.
a similar corporation outside a university.
the building or buildings occupied by an institution of higher education.
the administrators, faculty, and students of a college.
(in Britain and Canada) a private secondary school.
an organized association of persons having certain powers and rights, and performing certain duties or engaged in a particular pursuit: The electoral college formally selects the president.
a company; assemblage.
Also called collegium. a body of clergy living together on a foundation for religious service or similar activity.
British Slang. a prison.
Origin of college
Related formspost·col·lege, noun, adjectivepre·col·lege, noun, adjectivesub·col·lege, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for postcollege
/ (ˈkɒlɪdʒ) /
an institution of higher education; part of a university
a school or an institution providing specialized courses or teachinga college of music
the building or buildings in which a college is housed
the staff and students of a college
an organized body of persons with specific rights and dutiesan electoral college See also Sacred College
a body of clerics living in community and supported by endowment
mainly British an obsolete slang word for prison
Word Origin for college
C14: from Latin collēgium company, society, band of associates, from collēga; see colleague
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