(en noun )
(obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.
(in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.
(politics) An electoral college.
An academic institution.
An institution of higher education.
(US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.
(attributively, chiefly, US) Attendance at an institution of higher education.
- College”’ of Cardinals”, ””’College of Surgeons
(Canada) A postsecondary institution that does not award bachelor’s degrees, instead offering vocational training and/or associate’s degrees.
- These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.
(chiefly, UK) A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.
(US, New Zealand) A specialized division of a university.
- Pembroke College”’, Cambridge”; ”Balliol ”’College”’, Oxford”; ”University ”’College , London
(UK, in the names of private schools) A secondary school.
- College of Engineering
(UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19); sixth form.
(New Zealand) A high school or secondary school.
(UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
(Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
- Eton College
* (institution of higher education) university
* (specialized division of a university) department, faculty, school
* community college
* electoral college
* junior college
* old college try
(classical studies, usually, capitalized) The garden where Plato taught. Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
(classical studies, usually, capitalized) Plato’s philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato’s followers.
An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.
A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.
A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.
- the military academy”’ at West Point; a riding ”’academy”’; the ”’Academy of Music.
(obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy.
A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
(UK, education) A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.
- the French Academy”’; the American ”’Academy”’ of Arts and Sciences; ”’academies of literature and philology.
* (society of learned people) learned society
* academy figure
* Academy of Sciences
* laughing academy
* national academy