Meaning of COLLEGIATE in English


I. col·le·giate -j(ē)ə̇t, usu -d.+V adjective

Etymology: Medieval Latin collegiatus, from Medieval Latin collegium + Latin -atus -ate — more at college

1. : of or relating to a collegiate church

a collegiate pastor

a collegiate charge

monasteries and other collegiate bodies such as the cathedral churches — R.W.Southern

2. : of, relating to, or comprising a college or colleges:

a. : having college rank or standards

a collegiate education

b. : resembling that of a college

collegiate architecture

collegiate living

c. of a university : composed of several autonomous colleges

3. : marked by power or authority vested equally in each of a number of colleagues : collegial

abolished the collegiate executive and restored full powers to the presidency — M.I.Vanger


a. : characteristic of college students (as in appearance, attitude, or behavior)

collegiate clothes

collegiate humor

b. : designed for the use or relevant to the life of college students often on the nonacademic side

collegiate athletics

• col·le·giate·ly adverb

• col·le·giate·ness noun -es

II. col·le·gi·ate -jēˌāt, usu -d.+V transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to constitute or organize as a college or as a collegiate church

III. col·le·giate -j(ē)ə̇t, usu -d.+V noun

( -s )

1. : collegian

2. : a British or Canadian secondary school

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