college meaning

[ 'kɔlidʒ ] Pronunciation:   "college" in a sentence
Noun: college  kólij
  1. The body of faculty and students of a college 
  2. An institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university 
  3. A complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed

Derived forms: colleges

See also: collegial

Type of: body, building complex, complex, educational institution

Part of: academe, academia, university

Encyclopedia: College, AK College College, Apostolic College, Alaska

A civil corporation, society or company authorized by law, having in general a literary object. In some countries college is understood as the union of certain voters in one body; such bodies are called electoral colleges, as the college of electors or their deputies to the diet of Ratisbon; the college of cardinals. The term is used in the United States as the college of electors of president and vice-president of the United States.


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  1. my home is only a bus stop from the college.
  2. the college is affiliated with the university.
  3. the college is not operated for profit.
  4. joe was in college and worried about exams.
  5. i was rather literary in college.

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