Definitions for universityˌyu nəˈvɜr sɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•ni•ver•si•tyˌyu nəˈvɜr sɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. an institution of learning of the highest level, comprising a college of liberal arts, a program of graduate studies, and several professional schools, and authorized to confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

    Category: Education

  2. the buildings and facilities of such an institution.

Origin of university:

1250–1300; ME < OF < ML ūniversitās, LL: guild, corporation, L: totality. See universe

u`ni•ver`si•tar′i•an-ˈtɛər i ən(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. university(noun)

    the body of faculty and students at a university

  2. university(noun)

    establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

  3. university(noun)

    a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. university(noun)ˌyu nəˈvɜr sɪ ti

    an educational establishment for the highest level of academic study

    She went to Indiana University.; a university professor; a degree in Business from one of the state universities

Wiktionary

  1. university(Noun)

    Institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some cases able to take younger students in exceptional cases) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered.

  2. Origin: "institution of higher learning," "body of persons constituting a university," from université, from universitei, from stem of universitas, in juridical and "A number of persons associated into one body, a society, company, community, guild, corporation, etc.," in , "the whole, aggregate," from universus

Webster Dictionary

  1. University(noun)

    the universe; the whole

  2. University(noun)

    an association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property

  3. University(noun)

    an institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning

Freebase

  1. University

    A university is an institution of higher education and research which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education. The word "university" is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which roughly means "community of teachers and scholars."

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. university

    1. An institution for the prevention of learning. 2. A place where rich men send their sons who have no aptitude for business. 3. A plan for the elimination of physical culture and the exaltation of athletics. 4. A literary, gonococci culture-bed. 5. A collection of buildings which emit the odor of the classics and omit the odor of sanctity. 6. A place wherein the youthful mind is taught the danger of thinking.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'university' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #569

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'university' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1017

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'university' in Nouns Frequency: #196


Translations for university

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

university(noun)

(the buildings or colleges of) a centre of advanced education and research, that has the power to grant degrees

He'll have four years at university after he leaves school; (also adjective) a university student.

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