col·​le·​giate | \kə-ˈlē-jət, -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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Top pet gifts for the 2018 holiday season: Knit your pooch a sweater with this DIY kit that makes a turtleneck bearing your pet’s initial for canine collegiate chic. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Best pet gifts for your four-legged friends," 14 Nov. 2018 And there are currently 18 colleges and universities involved in the Canine Companions collegiate puppy raiser program. Jennifer Williams, Fox News, "The Daily Spike: Back to school for kids - and dogs," 7 Sep. 2018 Action Network charges subscribers for access to live betting odds, public betting trends and other data sets for professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey games, as well as collegiate football and women’s professional basketball. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Sports-Betting Analytics Startup Names New CEO," 6 Nov. 2018 But the revelations of his alleged high school and collegiate acts of ritualized degradation of women speak to a much wider and more insidious societal issue: the way homosocial male bonding is so often predicated on a woman’s humiliation. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh and the hidden cost of male bonding," 26 Sep. 2018 Besides, Rivera-Cotto, who batted .331 with 20 RBIs in his first season at Park, is excited for his final collegiate baseball season and the prospect of graduating next spring. Tod Palmer, kansascity, "Baseball-playing Puerto Rico native reflects on Hurricane Maria, life in Midwest," 5 July 2018 That, too, was a big adjustment for a player who had caught 45 passes for 533 yards and 16 touchdowns in his final collegiate season. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions Michael Roberts top goal for 2nd season: Dependability," 11 June 2018 The towering 7-footer from Harlem, who played his one collegiate season at Texas, worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday, the third player to do so this week as the Suns weigh their options with the No. Bob Baum, The Seattle Times, "Texas’ Mohamed Bamba makes his case with Suns," 9 June 2018 In the third heat, Georgia's Lynna Irby won in 50.11, the fourth-fastest time in collegiate history. Andrew Greif,, "NCAA Track & Field Championships live updates: Oregon women begin title chase on Day 2," 7 June 2018

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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 \

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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