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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Chasing a national championship, Packard and Kreidler are focused on finishing what is likely their final collegiate seasons strong. Gregory Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers draftees Ryan Kreidler, Bryant Packard have been teammates before," 4 June 2019 After slugging a combined two home runs at Phoenix Muni in his first two collegiate seasons, Bishop hit 17 of his 22 homers at home this year. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "San Francisco Giants’ draft strategy hints that changes are coming under Farhan Zaidi," 4 June 2019 After transferring to play his final collegiate season at San Jose State and subsequently working out with the Oakland Raiders but not catching on, Cooper moved back to Seattle and began working as a general contractor downtown. Evan Webeck, The Seattle Times, "Former Huskies RB Deontae Cooper is back on the football field — as Highline’s new head coach," 13 Apr. 2019 Robert Johnson: Johnson did his level best to make the last week of his last collegiate regular season a memorable one, scoring 16 at Nebraska and 17 more in the home loss to Ohio State. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "IU basketball stock watch: Justin Smith keeps rising, but turnovers rear their ugly head again," 26 Feb. 2018 There was concession-stand style food, collegiate-like merch, and a rah-rah attitude throughout the room. Vogue, "Mehdi Lacoste Captures All the Gucci Gym Rats at the Brand’s Met Gala After-Party," 8 May 2019 One reason college is so costly and so little real learning occurs is that collegiate resources are vastly underused. Richard Vedder, WSJ, "College Wouldn’t Cost So Much If Students and Faculty Worked Harder," 10 Apr. 2019 Jessica Miller of Cleveland, Texas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Cleveland’s Miller inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi," 1 July 2018 Her skill and pizzazz during the collegiate-level competition earned her a perfect 10 score, and to date, more than 33.9 million views via the @UCLAGymnastics Twitter account, which shared a clip of the crowd-riling performance. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "5 Things to Know About Katelyn Ohashi, the UCLA Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Just Went Viral," 15 Jan. 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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