collegiate

adjective

col·​le·​giate kə-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce collegiate (audio)
-jē-ət
1
: of or relating to a collegiate church
a collegiate pastor
2
: of, relating to, or comprising a college
collegiate campuses
collegiate mascots
3
4
: designed for or characteristic of college students
collegiate athletics
collegiate organizations
collegiate student housing
collegiately adverb

Examples of collegiate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Loyola University and the Wildcats lacrosse team gave Spencer an opportunity to showcase his talents on the collegiate level. Thomas Schlachter, CNN, 3 July 2024 Walker quickly rose to fame as one of the best collegiate point guards in the country, showcasing a masterful handle and an elite playmaking ability. C.j. Holmes, New York Daily News, 2 July 2024 In May 2020, a partnership between RCX and the National Athletic Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) was made to offer flag football as a varsity sport at a collegiate level. Eric Guzmán, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2024 Adam Wood, Team USA’s director of collegiate performance pathways, said in an interview. Eben Novy-Williams, Sportico.com, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for collegiate 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of collegiate was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Collegiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collegiate. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

collegiate

adjective
col·​le·​giate kə-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce collegiate (audio)
-jē-ət
1
: of or relating to a college
2
: of, relating to, or characteristic of college students
collegiate sports

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