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n. pl. var·si·ties
1. The principal team representing a university, college, or school in sports, games, or other competitions.
2. Chiefly British A university.

[Shortening and alteration of university.]


n, pl -ties
(Education) informal Brit and NZ and South African university, formerly used esp at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge


(ˈvɑr sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties. n.
1. a first-string team, esp. in sports, representing a school, college, or university.
2. Chiefly Brit. university.
[1840–50; compare versity university]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varsity - a British abbreviation of `university'varsity - a British abbreviation of `university'; usually refers to Oxford University or Cambridge University
university - the body of faculty and students at a university
2.varsity - a team representing a college or universityvarsity - a team representing a college or university
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)


A. N (Brit) → universidad f
B. CPD Varsity Match Npartido m entre las Universidades de Oxford y Cambridge


n (Brit Univ inf) → Uni f (inf); (US: also varsity team) → Schul-/Uniauswahl f
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Philander dropped the professor's arm, and broke into a mad orgy of speed that would have done credit to any varsity track team.
For food we subsisted upon shellfish and an occa-sional bird that I succeeded in knocking over with a rock, for long practice as a pitcher on prep-school and varsity nines had made me an excellent shot with a hand-thrown missile.
I played cricket for the Varsity and for my county.
He had not been an actor long, for loss of form had put him out of first-class cricket, and the impresario had given his place in the next piece to a googly bowler who had done well in the last Varsity match; but he had been one long enough to experience that sinking sensation which is known as stage-fright.
He replied that he would ask old Nipper point-blank if he came up as usual to the Varsity match, and if they had the luck to meet.
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