2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

College \Col"lege\, noun [F. coll['e]ge, L. collegium, fr. collega colleague. See {Colleague}.]

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.

The college of the cardinals. --Shak.

Then they made colleges of sufferers; persons who, to secure their inheritance in the world to come, did cut off all their portion in this. --Jer. Taylor.

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.

Note: In France and some other parts of continental Europe, college is used to include schools occupied with rudimentary studies, and receiving children as pupils.

3. A building, or number of buildings, used by a college. "The gate of Trinity College." --Macaulay.

4. Fig.: A community. [R.]

Thick as the college of the bees in May. --Dryden.

{College of justice}, a term applied in Scotland to the supreme civil courts and their principal officers.

{The sacred college}, the college or cardinals at Rome.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the body of faculty and students of a college

2: an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

3: a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed

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