college
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɒlɪd͡ʒ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑlɪd͡ʒ/

Noun

college (plural colleges)

  1. (obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.
  2. (in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.
    College of Cardinals, College of Surgeons
  3. (politics) An electoral college.
  4. An academic institution. [From 1560s.]
  5. A specialized division of a university.
    College of Engineering
  6. (chiefly, US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.
  7. (attributively, chiefly, US) Attendance at an institution of higher education.
    These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.
  8. (Canada) A postsecondary institution that offers vocational training and/or associate's degrees.
  9. (chiefly, UK) A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.
    Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College, London
  10. (UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level; sixth form.
  11. (UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
  12. (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa) A high school or secondary school.
    Eton College
  13. (Australia) A private (non-government) primary or high school.
  14. (Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, possibly having its own tutors.
  15. (in Chile) A bilingual school.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: корпора́ция
Translations Translations
  • French: université, fac
  • German: Fachhochschule
  • Portuguese: IES, instituição de ensino superior
  • Russian: вуз
  • Spanish: escuela universitaria
Translations
  • Portuguese: faculdade
  • Russian: вуз
  • Spanish: escuela universitaria
Translations
  • Russian: ко́лледж
Translations
  • Spanish: escuela técnica, escuela de artes aplicadas, escuela de ciencias aplicadas
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: colégio
  • Russian: те́хникум
Translations
  • German: Berufsfachschule, Berufskolleg
  • Portuguese: faculdade
  • Russian: те́хникум
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: общежи́тие



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