College Definition

kŏlĭj
colleges
noun
An institution of higher education that grants degrees, as a bachelor's degree after a four-year course or an associate degree after a two-year course: it is sometimes the undergraduate division of a university.
Webster's New World
Any of the schools of a university offering instruction and granting degrees in any of several specialized courses of study, esp. graduate study, as in liberal arts, architecture, law, or medicine.
Webster's New World
A junior or community college.
American Heritage
A school offering specialized instruction in some profession or occupation.
A secretarial college.
Webster's New World
An association of individuals having certain powers and duties, and engaged in some common pursuit.
The electoral college.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of College

Noun

Singular:
college
Plural:
colleges

Origin of College

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin collēgium association collegium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French college, from Latin collegium.

    From Wiktionary

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