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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Other Words from collegiate

collegiately adverb

Examples of collegiate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web West has completed 29 of 56 career pass attempts for 301 yards, and McKee has attempted seven collegiate throws after serving a Latter Day Saints mission in Brazil. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2021 Footage against collegiate defenses, however, is far more valuable in his evaluation. Michael Casagrande |, al, 2 Sep. 2021 Platt spent his early childhood in Southern California, where his father, a collegiate physical education teacher, was outspoken about his opposition to the Vietnam War and the draft. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 Not an easy act to follow, and harder still for someone who has yet to throw his first pass in a collegiate game. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Jones, a true freshman from Atlanta, started at safety against Fresno State and had six tackles in his collegiate debut. Shawn Mcfarland,, 31 Aug. 2021 In his collegiate debut as a redshirt freshman, Nordin became the first kicker in Michigan history to make multiple field goals of 50 or more yards in a game., 28 Aug. 2021 Hayes played 334 games over seven years in the NHL for four teams after a successful collegiate career and NCAA championship at Boston College. Juliet Pennington,, 26 Aug. 2021 Four years of strength training and collegiate pitching paid off, as did intensive academic work online that, coupled with his job at a fitness club, culminated in Vesia earning a degree in recreational management. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Aug. 2021

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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 16 Sep. 2021.

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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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