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.

  2. college(Noun)

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

  3. college(Noun)

    A secondary school.

    Eton College

  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

  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.

  6. college(Noun)

    Any institution of higher education.

  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.

  8. college(Noun)

    A specialized division of a university.

    College of Engineering

  9. college(Noun)

    A high school or secondary school.

  10. Origin: 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

  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

  3. College(noun)

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

  4. College(noun)

    fig.: A community

  5. Origin: [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. (?)

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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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe Biden:

    College campuses are communities.

  2. Shelley Chapman:

    I think you've given it the college try.

  3. Helen Keller:

    College isn't the place to go for ideas.

  4. Jayalalithaa Jayaram:

    A meteorite fell within the college premises.

  5. Randy Brooks:

    It’s paid the college tuition for my two kids.

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Translations for college

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • معهد, كليةArabic
  • মহাবিদ্যালয়Bengali
  • kolejCzech
  • colegWelsh
  • Berufskolleg, Fachschule, Fachhochschule, BerufsfachschuleGerman
  • κολέγιο, σχολήGreek
  • 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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