Ivy League


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Ivy League

n.
An association of eight universities and colleges in the northeast United States, comprising Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
adj.
Of or resembling the traditions of the Ivy League.

[So called because of the ivy-covered older college buildings.]

Ivy Leaguer n.

Ivy League

n
(Education)
a. the Ivy League a group of eight universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth College, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale) that have similar academic and social prestige in the US to Oxford and Cambridge in Britain
b. (as modifier): an Ivy-League education.

I′vy League′


n.
1. a group of colleges and universities in the northeastern U.S., consisting of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown, and having a reputation for high scholastic achievement and social prestige.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ivy League colleges or their students and graduates.
[1935–40]
I′vy Lea′guer, n.

Ivy League

A group of long-established, academically respected colleges and universities in the northeast United States. These are: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ivy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestigeIvy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
Brown University, Brown - a university in Rhode Island
Columbia University, Columbia - a university in New York City
Cornell University - a university in Ithaca, New York
Dartmouth, Dartmouth College - a college in New Hampshire
Harvard, Harvard University - a university in Massachusetts
Princeton University, Princeton - a university in New Jersey
University of Pennsylvania, Penn, Pennsylvania - a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Yale, Yale University - a university in Connecticut
league, conference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
Translations

Ivy League

n (US) → Eliteuniversitäten plder USA
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