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 building, or number of buildings, used by a college.
  7. Fig.: A community.
  8. 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.
  9. ( 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.
  10. An organised community with a definite pursuit; a seminary of learning.
  11. A school of higher learning.
  12. A body of associates or colleagues.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. I took refuge in the College, and I have found patience and peace of mind since that time. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  2. When we go to college in America, we are men, and can look after ourselves! – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  3. This is not, however, a business college! – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  4. 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
  5. We looked at St Salvador's College. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  6. This is not that kind of a college. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed
  7. My money is lost, and I've got to leave college! – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  8. She was the first on either side of the family to " go to college." – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  9. 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
  10. " 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
  11. Send her to college! – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  12. Can't you give up college and put in a lot of study over there? – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  13. You wouldn't go to college. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  14. My dear, you cannot have seen the college. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  15. It is easier, he says, to follow the rules of the Gospel in the country than at Trinity College, Dublin. – Burke by John Morley
  16. 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
  17. The usual hour of his return from college was three in the afternoon. – Bride of the Mistletoe by James Lane Allen
  18. So the college is not open yet? – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  19. Close to the College? – The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock