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col·lege

 (kŏl′ĭj)
n.
1.
a. An institution of higher learning that grants the bachelor's degree in liberal arts or science or both.
b. An undergraduate division or school of a university offering courses and granting degrees in a particular field or group of fields.
c. A junior or community college.
d. A school offering special instruction in a professional or technical subject: a medical college.
e. The students, faculty, and administration of one of these schools or institutions: new policies adopted by the college.
f. The building, buildings, or grounds where one of these schools or institutions is located: drove over to the college.
g. Chiefly British A self-governing society of scholars for study or instruction, incorporated within a university.
h. An institution for secondary education in France and certain other countries that is not supported by the state.
2.
a. A body of persons having a common purpose or shared duties: a college of surgeons.
b. An electoral college.
3. A body of clerics living together on an endowment.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin collēgium, association; see collegium.]

college

(ˈkɒlɪdʒ)
n
1. (Education) an institution of higher education; part of a university
2. (Education) a school or an institution providing specialized courses or teaching: a college of music.
3. (Education) the building or buildings in which a college is housed
4. (Education) the staff and students of a college
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an organized body of persons with specific rights and duties: an electoral college. See also Sacred College
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a body of clerics living in community and supported by endowment
7. chiefly Brit an obsolete slang word for prison
[C14: from Latin collēgium company, society, band of associates, from collēga; see colleague]

col•lege

(ˈkɒl ɪdʒ)

n.
1. an institution of higher learning that provides a general education in the liberal arts and sciences and grants a bachelor's degree. Compare university.
2. a constituent unit of a university offering instruction in a particular field of study.
3. an institution for vocational, technical, or professional instruction: a business college.
4. an endowed, self-governing association of scholars incorporated within a university, as at Oxford and Cambridge in England.
5. the building or buildings occupied by an institution of higher education.
6. the administrators, faculty, and students of a college.
7. Brit. a private secondary school.
8. an organized association of persons having certain powers and rights, and performing certain duties or engaged in a particular pursuit: the electoral college.
9. a company; assemblage.
10. a body of clerics living in a funded institution.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin collēgium society; compare colleague]

College

 a body of colleagues or students; a collective body of a profession or religious order; a society of students or scholars. See also academy, institute.

college

A college is a place where students study after they have left school.

Computer Studies is one of the courses offered at the local technical college.
She got a diploma from the Royal College of Music.

You use college immediately after a preposition when you are talking about someone's attendance at a college. For example, you say that someone is at college.

He hardly knew Andrew at college.
He says you need the money for college.
What do you plan to do after college?

In American English, you usually say that someone is in college, not 'at college'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.college - the body of faculty and students of a collegecollege - the body of faculty and students of a college
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
academe, academia - the academic world
college - an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
2.college - an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
educational institution - an institution dedicated to education
college - the body of faculty and students of a college
business college - a school for teaching the clerical aspects of business and commerce
junior college - a college that offers only the first two years terminating in an associate degree
training college - a school providing training for a special field or profession
university - a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
3.college - a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
building complex, complex - a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

college

see schools, colleges and universities
Translations
كُلِّيَّةكُلِّيَّه
vysoká škola
collegehøjere læreanstaltvideregående uddannelsesinstitution
آموزشگاه
korkeakoululukioopistooppilaitosyliopisto
koledž
framhaldsskóli
カレッジ
대학
koledžas
koledža
vysoká škola
läroanstalt
วิทยาลัย
kolejyüksek okul
trường cao đẳng

college

[ˈkɒlɪdʒ] N (= part of university) → colegio m universitario, escuela f universitaria (US) [of university] → facultad f; [of agriculture, technology] → escuela f; [of music] → conservatorio m; (= body) → colegio m
College of Advanced Technology (Brit) → politécnico m
College of Further EducationEscuela f de Formación Profesional
to go to collegeseguir estudios superiores
COLLEGE
En el Reino Unido college es un término que designa a cualquier institución de estudios no primarios. Puede hacer referencia a centros que otorgan un título de licenciado en materias específicas, como arte o música, o a centros de formación profesional. Además algunas universidades como Oxford y Cambridge se componen de colleges en los que los estudiantes tienen también alojamiento.
En la universidad estadounidense, un college es normalmente una división administrativa, semejante a una facultad, como por ejemplo College of Arts and Science o College of Medicine. En ellos se pueden estudiar carreras de cuatro años tras las que se obtiene el título de bachelor's degree. Los cursos de postgrado se imparten en graduate schools. Por otra parte, en los centros denominados junior colleges o community colleges se otorga un diploma llamado associate degree después de dos años de estudio y también se imparten clases de formación profesional a gente que está ya trabajando.

college

[ˈkɒlɪdʒ]
n
(= university) → université f
to go to college → aller à l'université
[technology, agriculture] → institut m
(= part of university) → collège m
modif [football, basketball] → interuniversitaire; [authorities] → de l'université
college education → études fpl supérieures college of education, college of further education, technical college, college student, college graduate, college professorcollege-bound [ˈkɒlɪdʒbaʊnd] adj (US) college-bound student → élève mf qui se destine aux études universitairescollege graduate ndiplômé(e) m/f, licencié(e) m/fcollege of education nécole normalecollege of further education ncentre m de formation continuecollege professor nprofesseur m d'universitécollege student n (= university student) → étudiant(e) m/f

college

n
(= part of university)College nt, → Institut nt; to go to college (= university)studieren; to start collegesein Studium beginnen; we met at collegewir haben uns im Studium kennengelernt
(of music, agriculture, technology etc)Fachhochschule f; College of ArtKunstakademie f
(= body) College of CardinalsKardinalskollegium nt; College of Physicians/SurgeonsÄrztebund m, → Ärztekammer f

college

[ˈkɒlɪdʒ] n
a. (of technology, agriculture) → istituto superiore (Brit, Am) (Univ) → college m inv
college of art → scuola d'arte
college of music → conservatorio
to go to college (university) → andare all'università (other institution) → andare a un istituto di specializzazione
b. (body) → collegio

college

(ˈkolidʒ) noun
(any or all of the buildings housing) a higher-education institution. He studies at agricultural college.

college

كُلِّيَّة vysoká škola college College κολέγιο colegio, universidad korkeakoulu faculté koledž università カレッジ 대학 college college uczelnia colégio колледж läroanstalt วิทยาลัย kolej trường cao đẳng 学院
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He began to remember that when he was a student in college and occasionally read novels, good although somewhat worldly women, had smoked through the pages of a book that had once fallen into his hands.
But an expedition from a large college was recently there and succeeded, after much labor, in ex- cavating part of a buried city.
I had made up my mind to do a lot of college requirement work in the summer, and to enter the freshman class at the university without conditions in the fall.
It made Edna laugh, and she laughed, too, at the portrait in his first long trousers; while another interested her, taken when he left for college, looking thin, long-faced, with eyes full of fire, ambition and great intentions.
The smile reminded Thorndike of the smile on the face of a mother in a painting by Murillo he had lately presented to the chapel in the college he had given to his native town.
Its ranks were filled with gentlemen who felt the stirrings of martial impulse, and sought to establish a kind of College of Arms, where, as in an association of Knights Templars, they might learn the science, and, so far as peaceful exercise would teach them, the practices of war.
in my desk, then here I prospectively ascribe all the honor and the glory to whaling; for a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
Snodhead, a very learned man, professor of Low Dutch and High German in the college of Santa Claus and St.
Soon after the completion of his college course, his whole nature was kindled into one intense and passionate effervescence of romantic passion.
The student does not live in the college buildings, but hires his own lodgings, in any locality he prefers, and he takes his meals when and where he pleases.
They said he was a p'fessor in a college, and could talk all kinds of languages, and knowed everything.
He was twenty-five years old, college bred, and had finished a post-college course in an Eastern law school a couple of years before.