What does College mean?

Definitions for College
ˈkɒl ɪdʒCol·lege

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word College.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. college(noun)

    the body of faculty and students of a college

  2. college(noun)

    an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

  3. college(noun)

    a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed

Wiktionary

  1. college(Noun)

    An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19); sixth form.

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  2. college(Noun)

    An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  3. college(Noun)

    A secondary school.

    Eton College

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  4. college(Noun)

    A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.

    Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College, London

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  5. college(Noun)

    A residential hall associated with a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  6. college(Noun)

    Any institution of higher education.

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  7. college(Noun)

    An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates and/or graduates. Nearly synonymous with university, with less emphasis on research and may, or may not, have graduate or doctoral programs.

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  8. college(Noun)

    A specialized division of a university.

    College of Engineering

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

  9. college(Noun)

    A high school or secondary school.

    Etymology: From college, from collegium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. College(noun)

    a collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops

    Etymology: [F. collge, L. collegium, fr. collega colleague. See Colleague.]

  2. College(noun)

    a society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges

    Etymology: [F. collge, L. collegium, fr. collega colleague. See Colleague.]

  3. College(noun)

    a building, or number of buildings, used by a college

    Etymology: [F. collge, L. collegium, fr. collega colleague. See Colleague.]

  4. College(noun)

    fig.: A community

    Etymology: [F. collge, L. collegium, fr. collega colleague. See Colleague.]

Freebase

  1. College

    A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. Usage of the word college varies in English-speaking nations. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate university, or an institution offering vocational education. In the United States, "college" formally refers to a constituent part of a university, although in Ireland and in some cases in the US, "college" and "university" are interchangeable, whereas in Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and other former and present Commonwealth nations, "college" may refer to a secondary or high school, a college of further education, a training institution that awards trade qualifications, or a constituent part of a university.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. College

    kol′ej, n. an incorporation, company, or society of persons joined together generally for literary or scientific purposes, and often possessing peculiar or exclusive privileges: a member of the body known as the university: (U.S.) often used as the equivalent of university: a seminary of learning: a literary, political, or religious institution: the edifice appropriated to a college.—n. Coll′eger, inmate of a college: one of the seventy foundationers at Eton College.—adj. Collē′gial, pertaining to a college.—ns. Collē′gian, a member or inhabitant of a college: (slang) inmate of a prison; Collē′gianer, a member of a college, a student.—adj. Collē′giate, pertaining to or resembling a college: containing a college, as a town; instituted like a college: corporate.—n. inmate of a prison, &c.—College of Arms, Heralds' College, a collegiate body incorporated in 1483, presided over by the Earl Marshal, and including Garter, principal King-of-arms, Clarenceux, and Norroy, besides six heralds and four pursuivants: College of Justice, in Scotland, a great forensic society, composed of judges, advocates, writers to the signet, and solicitors.—Collegiate church, Collegial church, a church so called from having a college or chapter, consisting of a dean or provost and canons, attached to it (in Scotland, a church occupied by two or more pastors of equal rank—also Collegiate charge). [Fr. collège—L. collegium, from col, and legĕre, to gather.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. college

    A place where you have to go in order to find out that there is nothing in it. (See Marriage.)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. COLLEGE

    From Fr. _colle_, pasted or stuck, and _etude_, study. A place where everyone is stuck on study. (?)

Editors Contribution

  1. college

    A type of education system for the provision of education, learning, training, instruction for a range of curriculum, courses and study for students with just sufficient classrooms, buildings and appropriate forms of housing, leisure and sports facilities, gym, space for vehicles and bicycles, open space and landscaping, provided as a goodwill gesture to members of the public and paid for with a variety of local unity government funding, regional unity government funding, national unity government funding, european unity government funding, international unity government funding, business funding, philanthropy income, music artist philanthropy income, citizen income and crowdfunding.

    Colleges are an amazing place to learn, grow, mature, develop and have fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'College' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1011

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'College' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1035

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'College' in Nouns Frequency: #346

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How to say College in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of College in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of College in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of College in a Sentence

  1. Caleb Shumway:

    For a poor college student, that’s pretty appealing.

  2. Kevin Roberts:

    We've always known that the governor is his own best communicator, whenever possible we try to put him in his own words and let him do his own talking. At Christie's events, audience members are screened by state police before entering, but they're not screened for political ideology. In an ear when many politicians and campaigns select their audiences, a Chris Christie town hall is different. Anyone who hears about the town hall is allowed to show up. Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, said town halls are popular because people like getting the chance to ask follow-up questions.

  3. Pierce College:

    This fight is about a student’s right to engage in free thinking and debate while attending college in America.

  4. Santiago Potes:

    Marina Esteva was one of the biggest blessings that I've had in my entire life so far, my parents didn't go to college. My parents had me when they were 16 years old. So, Marina Esteva really became kind of like my first mother figure actually. Marina Esteva went out of Marina Esteva way to teach me a rigorous education.

  5. Charlie Kirk:

    Our amazing grassroots organizers courageously face threats of violence and discrimination as they fight for the right for conservative voices to be heard on college campuses.

Images & Illustrations of College

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Translations for College

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  • معهد, كليةArabic
  • মহাবিদ্যালয়Bengali
  • kolejCzech
  • colegWelsh
  • Berufskolleg, Fachschule, Fachhochschule, BerufsfachschuleGerman
  • κολέγιο, σχολή, ΚολλέγιοGreek
  • facultad, colegioSpanish
  • دانشكده, آموزشگاه, کالجPersian
  • aikuisoppilaitos, ammattikorkeakoulu, korkeakoulu, yliopisto, kollegio, opisto, asuntola, oppilaitos, akatemia, opiskelu, [[toisen]] [[asteen]] [[oppilaitos]], tiedekunta, opsto, ammattikuntaFinnish
  • מכללהHebrew
  • कॉलेज, कालेजHindi
  • UniversitàItalian
  • 学部, 寮, 大学, 学寮, 単科大学, 学園Japanese
  • koledžasLithuanian
  • kāretiMāori
  • академија, виша школа, факултет, училиште, институтMacedonian
  • maktab, kolejMalay
  • faculteitDutch
  • høyskoleNorwegian
  • [[instituição]] [[de]] [[ensino superior]], faculdade, colégio, IES, setorPortuguese
  • școală secundară, facultate, colegiu, institutRomanian
  • колледж, институт, техникум, ПТУ, высшая школа, факультет, училище, корпорация, коллегия, общежитие, вуз, отделениеRussian
  • veleučilište, visoka škola, факу̀лте̄т, koledž, institut, učilište, viša škola, fakùltētSerbo-Croatian
  • vysoká školaSlovak
  • கல்லூரிTamil
  • kolejTurkish
  • 学院Chinese

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