Definitions of college

  1. an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a complex of buildings in which a college is housed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. British slang for prison Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the body of faculty and students of a college Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A building, or number of buildings, used by a college. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Fig.: A community. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An organised community with a definite pursuit; a seminary of learning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A school of higher learning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A body of associates or colleagues. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Heb. mishneh ( 2 Kings 22:14 ; 2 Chr 34:22 ), rendered in Revised Version "second quarter", the residence of the prophetess Huldah. The Authorized Version followed the Jewish commentators, who, following the Targum, gave the Hebrew word its post-Biblical sense, as if it meant a place of instruction. It properly means the "second," and may therefore denote the lower city (Acra), which was built after the portion of the city on Mount Zion, and was enclosed by a second wall. biblestudytools.com
  17. kol'ej, n. an incorporation, company, or society of persons joined together generally for literary or scientific purposes, and often possessing peculiar or exclusive privileges: a member of the body known as the university: (U.S.) often used as the equivalent of university: a seminary of learning: a literary, political, or religious institution: the edifice appropriated to a college.--n. COLL'EGER, inmate of a college: one of the seventy foundationers at Eton College.--adj. COLL[=E]'GIAL, pertaining to a college.--ns. COLL[=E]'GIAN, a member or inhabitant of a college: (slang) inmate of a prison; COLL[=E]'GIANER, a member of a college, a student.--adj. COLL[=E]'GIATE, pertaining to or resembling a college: containing a college, as a town; instituted like a college: corporate.--n. inmate of a prison, &c.--COLLEGE OF ARMS, HERALDS' COLLEGE, a collegiate body incorporated in 1483, presided over by the Earl Marshal, and including Garter, principal King-of-arms, Clarenceux, and Norroy, besides six heralds and four pursuivants: COLLEGE OF JUSTICE, in Scotland, a great forensic society, composed of judges, advocates, writers to the signet, and solicitors.--COLLEGIATE CHURCH, COLLEGIAL CHURCH, a church so called from having a college or chapter, consisting of a dean or provost and canons, attached to it (in Scotland, a church occupied by two or more pastors of equal rank--also COLLEGIATE CHARGE). [Fr. collège--L. collegium, from col, and leg[)e]re, to gather.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Body of colleagues with common functions& privileges (Sacred C., c. of cardinals, the Pope\'s council of 70; Herald\'s C. or C. of Arms; C. of Physicians, Preceptors, &c.); independent corporation of scholars in university, usu. with master, fellows, scholars& students not on foundation; similar foundation outside university (as Eton, Dulwich); small degree-giving university; institution for higher education affiliated to university; place of professional study (army, naval, of agriculture, &c.); large public secondary school (Marlborough); (pretentious name for) private school; buildings of any of these; c. living, benefice in gift of a c.; c.-pudding, small plum-pudding for one person. Hence collegial a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. [L.] (Hist.) Any society bound by the same laws or customs. In Europ. Hist., the term is applied especially to societies of persons belonging to universities. These are generally independent foundations, under the superintendence of a visitor. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Latin] A collection or assemblage in general; —a political or ecclesiastical assembly, as of electors or cardinals; —a body of scientific or professional men, as of physicians, heralds, &;c.; —an institution for teaching literature and science; —the building in which such instruction is given. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. A community ; a society of men set apart for learning or religion ; the house in which the collegians reside. Complete Dictionary

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