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Definitions of university

  1. a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
  2. establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
  3. the body of faculty and students at a university
  4. The universe; the whole.
  5. An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property.
  6. An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning.
  7. An institution for education in the higher branches of learning, divided into various departments, as of the arts, medicine, law, engineering, etc., and having the right to confer degrees in each of these departments.
  8. A corporation of teachers or assemblage of colleges for teaching the higher branches of learning, and having power to confer degrees.
  9. A corporation of teachers, or assemblage of colleges, for teaching the higher branches of learning.
  10. A school of higher learning.
  11. An assemblage of colleges, or a corporation for teaching the liberal arts and the various branches of learning, and conferring degrees.
  12. An incorporated institution for the purpose of imparting instruction in literature and science, and possessing the legal power of conferring degrees.

Usage examples for university

  1. Your wealth makes it your duty to go straight to the university and pay for them. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  2. Long before the War he had been a professor of orientology at Vienna University. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  3. But, on the other hand, there's the university, and Arthur- and Dory." – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  4. If he should get his fellowship, they would all be delighted to have him as one of their body; there could- so thought the master- be no doubt that he might in the meantime maintain himself at the University by his pupils. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  5. He remained at the university five years. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  6. His books on medical practice are in use in probably every university and medical school in English- speaking countries. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  7. Once in a blue moon it does of course become necessary to pass an Irish Bill, a University or a Land Bill. – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle
  8. That's the first thing that astonished me when I went to live in the University Settlement last spring, and began to study out these things for myself. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  9. I studied at a famous German university, not far from Hanover. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. Here, too, was the University at which Afthen taught. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  11. Transportation to the university was thereupon obtained, and after considerable time and difficulty, Dr. Dorn Smith was located. – Out of the Earth by George Edrich
  12. Thus the University began its career. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  13. These others have often gathered friends of all sorts, both useful and pleasant, at the University; they have come of well- known stocks, every step they take is eased for them, their way is pointed out, there are hands to help them over the rough and difficult places. – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  14. She paused in New York; Adelaide hastened to Saint X, though she was looking forward uneasily to her arrival because she feared she would have to live at the old Hargrave house in University Avenue. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
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