What does university mean?

Definitions for university
ˌyu nəˈvɜr sɪ tiuni·ver·si·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. universitynoun

    the body of faculty and students at a university

  2. universitynoun

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

  3. universitynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. universitynoun

    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. Etymology: "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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Universitynoun

    A school, where all the arts and faculties are taught and studied.

    Etymology: universitas, Lat.

    While I play the good husband at home, my son and servants spend all at the university. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

    The universities, especially Aberdeen, flourished under many excellent scholars, and very learned men. Edward Hyde.

Wikipedia

  1. University

    A university (from Latin universitas 'a whole') is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in several academic disciplines. Universities typically offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. In the United States, the designation is reserved for colleges that have a graduate school.

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  1. university

    A university is an institution of higher education that typically offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various academic disciplines. It is a place where students pursue advanced studies and research under the guidance of qualified faculty members. Universities also often engage in community outreach, academic research, and provide a wide range of resources, such as libraries, laboratories, and student support services.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Universitynoun

    the universe; the whole

  2. Universitynoun

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

  3. Universitynoun

    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

Wikidata

  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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. University

    ū-ni-vėr′si-ti, n. a corporation of teachers or assemblage of colleges for teaching the higher branches of learning, and having power to confer degrees. [L. universitas, a corporation—universus.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. university

    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.

    Universities are amazing places to visit, their campus, buildings and facilities are places for every mind to experience a range of fantastic opportunities.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. University

    From the Latin universitatis, the whole. This word expresses the various distinct colleges and halls at Oxford, Cambridge, and elsewhere, incorporated by a royal charter as one great educational centre.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of university in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of university in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of university in a Sentence

  1. Dan Gainor:

    Since when is it a university's role to teach ‘healthy masculinity?’ I doubt seriously that most Princeton academics have a clue what ‘masculinity’ really means, the job also calls for ‘challenging belief systems and social constructs.’ More lefty social garbage trying to remake men so they aren’t men.

  2. Lohr Sapp:

    This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission and connects the university national trends in religious accommodation.

  3. Robert Redfield:

    I've conducted a number of clinical trials in my days, both at Walter Reed [ National Military Medical Center ] and University of Maryland, of which I had the trial put on hold because of adverse reactions until we could evaluate whether that adverse reaction was something that was associated with the investigational product, and if so, was it serious enough that we then had to stop the trial.

  4. Samuel Aruwan:

    The armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students.

  5. Max Stern:

    Jack Montague intends to sue Yale University to vindicate Jack Montague rights.

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