Definition of College at

an institution of higher learning, especially one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training.Compare university.

a constituent unit of a university, furnishing courses of instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, usually leading to a bachelor’s degree.

an institution for vocational, technical, or professional instruction, as in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, or music, often a part of a university.

an endowed, self-governing association of scholars incorporated within a university, as at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in England.

a similar corporation outside a university.

the building or buildings occupied by an institution of higher education.

the administrators, faculty, and students of a college.

(in Britain and Canada) a private secondary school.

an organized association of persons having certain powers and rights, and performing certain duties or engaged in a particular pursuit: The electoral college formally selects the president.

a company; assemblage.

Also called collegium. a body of clergy living together on a foundation for religious service or similar activity.

British Slang. a prison.

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