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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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 Scandals like these rocked the world of professional and collegiate sports, doing permanent damage to the players, coaches and organizations involved., "Sports Betting Is Inevitable—Let's Make Sure It's Done Right," 23 May 2018 Festooned with collegiate pennants and wooden Oxbridge crests, Harry’s proved the perfect backdrop for Rowing Blazer’s irreverent Ivy League-meets-Brit-public-school collection, alongside an exclusive capsule of HNYB merchandise. Alexander Howard, Vogue, "Rowing Blazers Fetes Its New Collection at Storied Parisian Cocktail Spot Harry’s New York Bar," 18 Jan. 2019 That's saying a lot considering Ohashi won the collegiate national title on the floor in 2018. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's Perfect 10 Floor Routine Is Everything You Need In Your Life Right Now," 14 Jan. 2019 Models, dressed in the label's collegiate-style sweaters and asymmetrical navy blazers, posed with over 30 rescue dogs in need of homes for the campaign. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Monse's Pre-Fall 2019 Collection Shoot Features Adorable Dogs for a Great Reason," 6 Dec. 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 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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