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. collegenoun

    the body of faculty and students of a college

  2. collegenoun

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

  3. collegenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. collegenoun

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

  2. collegenoun

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

  3. collegenoun

    A secondary school.

    Eton College

  4. collegenoun

    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

  5. collegenoun

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

  6. collegenoun

    Any institution of higher education.

  7. collegenoun

    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.

  8. collegenoun

    A specialized division of a university.

    College of Engineering

  9. collegenoun

    A high school or secondary school.

  10. Etymology: From college, from collegium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collegenoun

    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

  2. Collegenoun

    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

  3. Collegenoun

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

  4. Collegenoun

    fig.: A community

  5. 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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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. Manjunath Sadashiva:

    A large number of young people having such undesirable attitudes toward violence against women - including girls themselves - is alarming, these are school-going and college-going students – they’re not uneducated or non-literate people. These are people from cities, not even rural areas... These attitudes that students are displaying are potentially what they are absorbing from society at large, from their families.

  2. Rebecca Lobo:

    She's proven she has what it takes to be one of the great players at UConn, to be one of the great players in women's college basketball, now, we've got a couple of years to see it unfold. We have many more big moments in this young woman's career, which I expect she will live up to.

  3. Republican Rep. Jason Lewis:

    You've got to have a photo ID to get on an airplane, you've got to have a photo ID to take a college test, you've got to have a photo ID to cash a check and yet( then-US Attorney General) Eric Holder is rejecting the Texas voter identification laws. He's stopping the South Carolina voter identification laws. Why ? because he and( Jesse) Jackson and Al Sharpton are once again bringing out the race card in photo ID -- saying what ? Saying that having a photo ID requirement at the polls is inherently -- are you ready ? -- racist. Now this is the same sort of stretch, this is the same sort of hyperventilation that has brought Florida to the edge of a race war and now it's coming from the white side as well as the black side, tragically. Extremists on both sides.

  4. Ruy Teixeira:

    It's another overlay to the conclusion that there are some parts of the white non-college population that are open to Democrats and can be moved a few points in your direction.

  5. Scott Ellsworth:

    It said: first black and white basketball game in college, Duke medical and North Carolina College for Negroes, 1944,' i couldn’t believe my eyes: 1944.

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Translations for college

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  • كلية, معهدArabic
  • মহাবিদ্যালয়Bengali
  • kolejCzech
  • colegWelsh
  • Berufsfachschule, Fachschule, Fachhochschule, BerufskollegGerman
  • Κολλέγιο, σχολή, κολέγιοGreek
  • colegio, facultadSpanish
  • کالج, آموزشگاه, دانشكدهPersian
  • oppilaitos, akatemia, aikuisoppilaitos, opiskelu, [[toisen]] [[asteen]] [[oppilaitos]], asuntola, ammattikorkeakoulu, opisto, kollegio, tiedekunta, yliopisto, opsto, korkeakoulu, ammattikuntaFinnish
  • מכללהHebrew
  • कालेज, कॉलेजHindi
  • főiskolaHungarian
  • perguruan tinggiIndonesian
  • UniversitàItalian
  • 学園, 単科大学, 学寮, 寮, 学部, 大学Japanese
  • koledžasLithuanian
  • kāretiMāori
  • виша школа, училиште, академија, институт, факултетMacedonian
  • maktab, kolejMalay
  • faculteitDutch
  • høyskoleNorwegian
  • setor, colégio, [[instituição]] [[de]] [[ensino superior]], IES, faculdadePortuguese
  • școală secundară, institut, facultate, colegiuRomanian
  • колледж, коллегия, ПТУ, общежитие, техникум, корпорация, высшая школа, вуз, факультет, институт, училище, отделениеRussian
  • učilište, veleučilište, koledž, fakùltēt, visoka škola, viša škola, institut, факу̀лте̄тSerbo-Croatian
  • vysoká školaSlovak
  • கல்லூரிTamil
  • kolejTurkish
  • 学院Chinese

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