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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the body of faculty and students at a university Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The universe; the whole. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A corporation of teachers or assemblage of colleges for teaching the higher branches of learning, and having power to confer degrees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A corporation of teachers, or assemblage of colleges, for teaching the higher branches of learning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A school of higher learning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. An incorporated institution for the purpose of imparting instruction in literature and science, and possessing the legal power of conferring degrees. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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