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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collegiately adverb

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There was concession-stand style food, collegiate-like merch, and a rah-rah attitude throughout the room. Vogue, "Mehdi Lacoste Captures All the Gucci Gym Rats at the Brand’s Met Gala After-Party," 8 May 2019 One reason college is so costly and so little real learning occurs is that collegiate resources are vastly underused. Richard Vedder, WSJ, "College Wouldn’t Cost So Much If Students and Faculty Worked Harder," 10 Apr. 2019 Jessica Miller of Cleveland, Texas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Cleveland’s Miller inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi," 1 July 2018 Her skill and pizzazz during the collegiate-level competition earned her a perfect 10 score, and to date, more than 33.9 million views via the @UCLAGymnastics Twitter account, which shared a clip of the crowd-riling performance. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "5 Things to Know About Katelyn Ohashi, the UCLA Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Just Went Viral," 15 Jan. 2019 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

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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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