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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)

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.

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!"