noun, plural u·ni·ver·si·ties.
Origin of university
Examples from the Web for university
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.
The zoologist at University of Tubingen in Germany gave a bunch of spiders some LSD.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ziad and Sabrine dated in secret during their time at university.
In 1950, Serna earned his Ph.D. from the University of Havana, where he had befriended a classmate named Fidel Castro.
In August 1984, I arrived at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, eager to jump into college life.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
University professors, stout majors, rising early in the morning, hire boys and practise back-handers and half-volleys.Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
In 1848 he took the examination for "candidate" in the University of St. Petersburg.A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections|Isabel Florence Hapgood
Returning to Edinburgh, he, in October 1783, entered the University.The Centenary Garland|Anonymous
His name appears in the graduating class of 1838 of the University of Nashville.By-Ways of War|James Jeffrey Roche
He was a graduate of the University of Oxford, and afterwards had charge of a large private school in one of the English counties.Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years|Samuel Thompson
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for university
c.1300, "institution of higher learning," also "body of persons constituting a university," from Anglo-French université, Old French universitei (13c.), from Medieval Latin universitatem (nominative universitas), in Late Latin "corporation, society," from Latin, "the whole, aggregate," from universus "whole, entire" (see universe). In the academic sense, a shortening of universitas magistrorum et scholarium "community of masters and scholars;" superseded studium as the word for this.