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

Example Sentences

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Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


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

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