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var·si·ty

 (vär′sĭ-tē)
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.]

varsity

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

var•si•ty

(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)
Translations

varsity

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

varsity

n (Brit Univ inf) → Uni f (inf); (US: also varsity team) → Schul-/Uniauswahl f
References in classic literature ?
not guess that he was an ex-captain of a 'Varsity Eleven, and incidentally the father of a family and the author of many books.
As I have said, I am the skipper of the Rugger team of Cambridge 'Varsity, and Godfrey Staunton is my best man.
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.
As a member of the faculty he was known as "Cold- Storage." He had but one grief, and that was "Freddie." He had earned it when he played full-back in the 'Varsity eleven, and his formal soul had never succeeded in living it down.
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.
CARBONDALE A new drag show at The Varsity will now feature comedy, dancing, singing, lip-syncing and stories from the godmother of drag herself, emcee Blanche DuBois.
A financial report of the varsity available with The Express Tribune showed that in the budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, both, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the provincial government had placed cuts on grants for the University of Peshawar (UoP).
Mr Sarwar assured the VC of his full cooperation for the varsity's development.
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Similarly, the last PML-N government also promised but it could not even identify the site for the varsity. In past, some PML-N politicians wanted to establish the varsity in Muridke or in Islamabad, however the project had fallen prey to politics, he observed.