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Definition of "college" []

  • An institution of higher learning that grants the bachelor's degree in liberal arts or science or both. (noun)
  • An undergraduate division or school of a university offering courses and granting degrees in a particular field. (noun)
  • A school, sometimes but not always a university, offering special instruction in professional or technical subjects. (noun)
  • The students, faculty, and administration of such a school or institution. (noun)
  • The building or buildings occupied by such a school or institution. (noun)
  • An institution of higher education; part of a university (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A school or an institution providing specialized courses or teaching (noun)
  • The building or buildings in which a college is housed (noun)
  • The staff and students of a college (noun)
  • An organized body of persons with specific rights and duties (noun)
  • A body of clerics living in community and supported by endowment (noun)

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Use "college" in a sentence
  • "Wasn't it enough that I and my family lived on her, that I must come to her on purpose to rile her with my talk about college -- _college!"
  • "I have a notion -- only do not whisper such heresy within college walls -- that a college tutor must be genteel in his _college judgments_, that 'The Polite Letter"
  • "The term "college student" comes with its own luxuries, including enjoying weekend parties, procrastinating papers until an hour before deadline no such thing at a real job!"