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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If there was such thing as an assist between collegiate athletic programs, UCLA might merit one for helping crosstown rival USC cement a national championship in track and field last weekend. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "How a former KC-area runner helped deliver a national championship to USC," 12 June 2018 The Louisville product was one of six players from blue-blood collegiate programs who took part that day, alongside Frank Mason (Kansas), Josh Hart (Villanova), Amile Jefferson (Duke), Devin Robinson (Florida) and London Perrantes (Virginia). Tim Bontemps,, "The Jazz's Donovan Mitchell exceeds expectations," 7 May 2018 The scholarship also comes with a seven-month pre-collegiate training program, aimed at helping students make the transition from high school to college. Dinah L. Rogers Photography,, "Prom 2018: West Jefferson High School celebrates 'A Night Under the Moon'," 27 Apr. 2018 In addition to the new start and end times, District 214 adopted a new, collegiate-model calendar that involved students starting their first semester classes in mid-August. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "District 214 wants community feedback on later start time, calendar changes," 18 May 2018 Hosted by the Royals, the game will feature some of the area's top collegiate (or soon-to-be collegiate) baseball talent. kansascity, "For the 50th time, Kauffman Stadium plays host to Ban Johnson All-Stars on Monday," 6 July 2018 Gamblers in Mississippi casinos could soon be legally placing wagers on professional, collegiate and Olympic sporting events. Bob Warren,, "Sports, yes. Elections, no. Mississippi unveils sports betting rules: report," 17 May 2018 Those are rugby strongholds, as is the Bay Area, thanks to the strong history of collegiate and club rugby here. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "AT&T Park to be center of world rugby sevens in July," 11 Apr. 2018 Today, the group has 140 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, and has more than 200,000 collegiate and alumnae members worldwide. Nadine Jolie Courtney, Town & Country, "Which Sorority Was Actually the First?," 18 May 2017

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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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