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

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For Sorenson and Shine, Al’s Run was just a continuation of their standout collegiate careers. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: There's plenty to like about Al's Run, and more than most for these five rookies," 14 Sep. 2019 After returning from the war, Dan started his successful collegiate basketball career at Greater Hartford Community College under Coach Howie Dickenman, receiving the President's award for outstanding player., "Daniel F. Jones," 11 Sep. 2019 Chris Solari and Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press EAST LANSING — Elijah Collins finally came off the field for good Saturday night, 1 yard shy of his first collegiate touchdown. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football may have found a big-play weapon in Elijah Collins," 8 Sep. 2019 Quarterback Frank Harris was superb in his first collegiate game, passing for 206 yards and adding 123 yards rushing. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "College football preview: UTSA at Baylor," 6 Sep. 2019 Cota, a South Medford star who led South Medford to a 6A state championship game, made the most of his opportunity in UCLA’s season opener Thursday, catching his first collegiate career touchdown pass: Cincinnati would go on to win the game 24-14. oregonlive, "Chase Cota, former South Medford star and UCLA WR, hauls in first career TD reception," 30 Aug. 2019 Curry’s donation to help the prominent Washington school relaunch its men’s and women’s teams is bringing new attention to collegiate black golf. USA TODAY, "Record grapefruit, light rail win, Snake Road: News from around our 50 states," 29 Aug. 2019 Teams will compete in collegiate tournaments as well as individually at major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments around the country. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Civil War Days re-enactment returns to Huntington Beach," 29 Aug. 2019 More than half of the collegiate black golfers compete at HBCUs, but those programs are constantly struggling for survival. NBC News, "NBA star Stephen Curry creates golf plan for Howard University," 29 Aug. 2019

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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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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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