What does university mean?

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

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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

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.

    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

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."

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. Thomas Carlyle:

    What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

  2. Don Felder:

    Tom Petty was one of my guitar students; I knew Duane, and Stephen and I had a band. When he left, Bernie Leadon moved to Gainesville. His father was a nuclear physicist who was sent to the University of Florida to start their nuclear research facility, so he and I became friends.

  3. Vice President Biden:

    The papers from my Senate years that I donated to the University of Delaware do not contain personnel files, it is the practice of Senators to establish a library of personal papers that document their public record : speeches, policy proposals, positions taken, and the writing of bills.

  4. Derasha Merrett:

    She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person, i have cried so much, I cant cry anymore. She leaves behind a newborn and older daughter. Oglesby aspired to work with children. We grew up as cousins,Merrett said. We grew up in the same church, on the same drill team. She works at my kids daycare. We all grew up in this little town. Were all family. Were all hurting behind this. Derrick Fudge, 57 TheSpringfield, Ohio resident was out with family members when he was killed, a sister of one of the shooting victims told the Daily News. Derrick Fudge (Facebook ) They were all just down there enjoying themselves and had stepped out of, I think, one of the clubs and were in a line to get some food, saidTwyla Southall. Logan Turner, 30 Logan Turner has just celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and was out with friends Sunday morning, his mother told the Daily News. He obtained an engineering degree from theUniversity of Toledo and worked as a machinist in Springboro, Danita Turner said. He was very generous and loving and the worlds best son, she said. Everyone loved Logan. He was a happy go lucky guy. Springboro High School guidance counselor and coachRyan Wilhite posted a photo of Turner playing football. Heart is broken,he wrote. Such a great young man lost too soon. Praying for comfort and healing for his family and all of his teammates who loved him so much. Rest easy 78. Nicholas Cumer, 25 Nicholas Cumer was a graduate student at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania who was workingas an intern at a Dayton facility for people battling cancer.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Salute to Mumbai University! I had just turned 15, when I joined University of Mumbai, where I obtained my first two Degrees - B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry & Physics, and B.Sc. (Tech) in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Technology. I consider myself to be very fortunate and highly honored to study at the most prestigious institutes of University of Mumbai; Elphinstone College, Institute of Science, and UDCT. University of Mumbai was then known as Bombay University, since her inception in 1857 during the British rule, For me, it was really an awesome experience, full of grace and elegance, to walk through the great corridors of Bombay University buildings, or to enter those excellent libraries of Elphinstone College or Institute of Science (a.k.a. RIS) or UDCT. I have millions of fond and precious memories of my student years at University of Mumbai, involving many magical moments of my best teen years. My heartfelt salute to University of Mumbai, one of the best Universities in the world, and my favorite alma mater. Keep it up, University of Mumbai. We are proud of you - always!

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