college


college
college
has many long-established meanings: (1) a body of officials, membership of which is a privilege or honour, e.g. College of Cardinals, College of Arms, College of Physicians, etc., (2) an establishment for further education, normally part of a university as at Oxford, Cambridge, London, and elsewhere. In wider educational circles, college has been traditionally used in the names of some of the ancient public schools (notably Eton and Winchester). In more recent times, it has come to be applied to a broad group of educational and professional institutions: business colleges, teacher-training colleges, sixth-form colleges, secretarial colleges, military and naval colleges, colleges of agriculture, etc.

Modern English usage. 2014.

Synonyms:
(of persons engaged in common pursuits), , , , , / (of the highest class) /


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  • College — • The word college, from the Latin collegium, originally signified a community, a corporation, an organized society, a body of colleagues, or a society of persons engaged in some common pursuit Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. College… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • collège — [ kɔlɛʒ ] n. m. • 1308; lat. collegium « groupement, confrérie », de collega → collègue 1 ♦ Corps de personnes revêtues d une même dignité, de fonctions sacrées. Antiq. Le collège des augures. Mod. Collège de chanoines (chapitre). Collège… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • College — Collège Collège de Keighley, West Yorkshire, Royaume Uni Un collège peut désigner un groupe de personnes partageant une même caractéristique ou un établissement d enseignement. Sommaire 1 O …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Collége — Collège Collège de Keighley, West Yorkshire, Royaume Uni Un collège peut désigner un groupe de personnes partageant une même caractéristique ou un établissement d enseignement. Sommaire 1 O …   Wikipédia en Français

  • college — COLLEGE. s. m. (On pron. Colége.) Certain Corps ou Compagnie de personnes notables qui sont en même dignité. Le Collége des Cardinaux, ou le Sacré Collége. Le Collége des Electeurs, des Princes, des Villes de l Empire. Le Collége des Secrétaires… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • college — COLLEGE. s. m. Certain Corps ou Compagnie de personnes notables qui sont de mesme dignité. Illustre College. celebre College. le Sacré College des Cardinaux, ou absolument, le Sacré College. le College des Electeurs, des Princes, des Villes de l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • College — Col lege, n. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • college — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. koledż] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż III, D. collegege u; lm D. collegege ów {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} w USA: samodzielna szkoła wyższa działająca przy uniwersytecie lub należąca do… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • college — [käl′ij] n. [ME & OFr < L collegium, community, society, guild, fraternity < collega: see COLLEAGUE] 1. an association of individuals having certain powers and duties, and engaged in some common pursuit [the electoral college] 2. [orig.… …   English World dictionary

  • College — College; college; in·ter·college; sub·college; …   English syllables


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