From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
1. 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.
2. 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.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "college": Bund, Rochdale cooperative, academe, academia, alliance, alma mater, assemblage, association, axis, band, bloc, body, caboose, can, chokey, coalition, college of engineering, combination, combine, common market, community college, confederacy, confederation, consumer cooperative, cooperative, cooperative society, corps, council, credit union, customs union, degree-granting institution, economic community, federation, four-year college, free trade area, gang, graduate school, group, grouping, hoosegow, institute of technology, ivied halls, journalism school, jug, junior college, law school, league, lockup, machine, medical school, mob, multiversity, normal, normal school, partnership, political machine, postgraduate school, prison, ring, rock pile, school of communications, school of education, society, stir, two-year college, union, university, university college, varsity
From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) [gaz-place]:
College, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska Population (2000): 11402 Housing Units (2000): 4501 Land area (2000): 18.670178 sq. miles (48.355536 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.407168 sq. miles (1.054561 sq. km) Total area (2000): 19.077346 sq. miles (49.410097 sq. km) FIPS code: 16750 Located within: Alaska (AK), FIPS 02 Location: 64.848302 N, 147.827194 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: College, AK College
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
College 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.
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