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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin collegium 'society', from collega; COLLEAGUE

college

noun
     
Related topics: Education, College
col‧lege S1 W2
1

specialized education

[uncountable and countable] 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.
sixth form college
2

us university

[uncountable and countable] American English a large school where you can study after high school and get a degree [= university British English]
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
community college, junior college
3

part of a university

[countable] 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

[countable] 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

[countable] British EnglishSE a word used in the name of some large schools, especially public schools

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