col·​le·​giate | \ kə-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce collegiate (audio) , -jē-ət \

Definition of collegiate

1 : of or relating to a collegiate church a collegiate pastor
2 : of, relating to, or comprising a college collegiate campuses collegiate mascots
4 : designed for or characteristic of college students collegiate athletics collegiate organizations collegiate student housing

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collegiately adverb

Examples of collegiate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freshman Tahj Brooks had eight carries for just 25 yards but did score the first touchdown of his collegiate career. Brice Paterik, Dallas News, "5 takeaways from Texas Tech’s 35-33 win over Houston Baptist: Red Raiders struggle mightily in season opener," 12 Sep. 2020 While others say paying student-athletes is a fair way to marry the interests of the athletes with the interest of the institutions that are profiting from them, in some cases, many years long after their collegiate career is over. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "Affluent White student-athletes are profiting from the labor of their poor Black peers, study says," 8 Sep. 2020 The Cards’ next class could use a perimeter player and a big to occupy those slots based on needs and current players who will exhaust their collegiate eligibility after next season. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville basketball recruiting Big Board: The Cardinals have 2 scholarships left in 2021," 2 Sep. 2020 Freeman, a power forward, finished his collegiate career sixth on UConn’s all-time rebounding list and 12th in scoring with 1,476 points, helping the Huskies tally a 109-32 record and three NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure. Alexa Philippou,, "Kevin Freeman, a national champion with 1999 UConn men, joining Dan Hurley’s staff as assistant coach," 1 Sep. 2020 John Stockton spent the past year-plus rehabbing an ACL injury that ended her collegiate career at Gonzaga. The Salt Lake Tribune, "John Stockton’s daughter ready for point guard duty in Germany," 26 Aug. 2020 His collegiate career ended after three games following an investigation that led to him being ruled ineligible to play. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Top international prospect, heralded big men likely candidates for Pistons' No. 7 pick," 25 Aug. 2020 Professional, collegiate and high school leagues are expanding, especially as COVID-19 has decreased opportunities for traditional sports. Amanda Cote, The Conversation, "Here’s what it’ll take to clean up esports’ toxic culture," 21 Aug. 2020 Jeffers’ collegiate career ended on June 4, 2018, when the Seahawks lost in their fourth game of a double-elimination NCAA regional tournament. Star Tribune, "Twins' new kid Ryan Jeffers catches on pretty quick," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of collegiate

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for collegiate

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin collegiatus, from Latin collegium

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“Collegiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of collegiate

: of or relating to a college or its students


col·​le·​giate | \ kə-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce collegiate (audio) \

Kids Definition of collegiate

1 : having to do with a college collegiate studies
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of college students collegiate humor

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