Definitions of college

  1. an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
  2. a complex of buildings in which a college is housed
  3. British slang for prison
  4. the body of faculty and students of a college
  5. A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops.
  6. A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges.
  7. A building, or number of buildings, used by a college.
  8. Fig.: A community.
  9. A society of men possessing certain powers and rights, and engaged in some common pursuit, especially literary studies; an educational institution in which advanced courses are given.
  10. ( orig.) Any collection or community of men with certain privileges or a common pursuit, as a college of heralds or the college of cardinals: a seminary of learning: a literary, political, or religious institution: the edifice appropriated to a college.
  11. An organised community with a definite pursuit; a seminary of learning.
  12. A school of higher learning.
  13. A body of associates or colleagues.
  14. An organized collection or body of men, invested with certain powers and rights, performing certain duties, or engaged in some common pursuit; a corporation; a seminary of learning incorporated by authority; an institution for instruction in any particular study; a scholastic establishment; a house or edifice appropriated to the use of a college; the incorporated legal faculty; a political or electoral body.
  15. An assemblage or society of men possessing certain powers and rights, and engaged in some common employment or pursuit; a number of persons engaged in literary studies; the building where they meet or reside; a university.

Usage examples for college

  1. And if it can drive a college man out of his head, what chance has the rest of us got?" – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  2. I took refuge in the College, and I have found patience and peace of mind since that time. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  3. Send her to college! – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  4. Close to the College? – The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock
  5. You wouldn't go to college. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  6. So the college is not open yet? – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  7. When we go to college in America, we are men, and can look after ourselves! – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  8. You used to be at a business college." – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  9. The usual hour of his return from college was three in the afternoon. – Bride of the Mistletoe by James Lane Allen
  10. This is not, however, a business college! – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  11. It is easier, he says, to follow the rules of the Gospel in the country than at Trinity College, Dublin. – Burke by John Morley
  12. My dear, you cannot have seen the college. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  13. " No wonder Tom wants to get ahead of this young college chap, who probably thinks he's the whole show. – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  14. She was the first on either side of the family to " go to college." – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  15. Can't you give up college and put in a lot of study over there? – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  16. Miss Laura answered questions about her family, and asked questions about Mr. Harry, who was away at college and hadn't got home. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  17. My money is lost, and I've got to leave college! – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  18. What made Jim go to college? – Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  19. We looked at St Salvador's College. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  20. This is not that kind of a college. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed