college

college
col|lege
W2S1 [ˈkɔlıdʒ US ˈka:-] n
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1¦(specialized education)¦
2¦(us university)¦
3¦(part of a university)¦
4¦(students and teachers)¦
5¦(professional organization )¦
6¦(name of a school)¦
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[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin collegium 'society', from collega; COLLEAGUE]
1.) ¦(SPECIALIZED EDUCATION)¦ [U and C]
a school for advanced education, especially in a particular profession or skill
a teacher training college
the London College of Fashion
Donna left school and went to art college .
at college
We were great friends when we were at college.
2.) ¦(US UNIVERSITY)¦ [U and C]
AmE a large school where you can study after ↑high school and get a degree
British Equivalent: university
Some people who want to go to college still can't get there.
in college
Fran just finished her freshman year in college.
a decline in the number of college students studying history
college graduates
a college education
college campuses
3.) ¦(PART OF A UNIVERSITY)¦
one of the groups of teachers and students that form a separate part of some universities, especially in Britain
Trinity College, Cambridge
4.) ¦(STUDENTS AND TEACHERS)¦ [C also + plural verb British English]
the students and teachers of one of these organizations
5.) ¦(PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION )¦
a group of people who have special rights, duties, or powers within a profession or organization
the American College of Surgeons
6.) ¦(NAME OF A SCHOOL)¦ BrE
a word used in the name of some large schools, especially ↑public schools

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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Synonyms:
(of persons engaged in common pursuits), , , , , / (of the highest class) /


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