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  1. col·lege
  2. noun

    • noun

      an educational institution or establishment, in particular one providing higher education or specialized professional or vocational training:

      any of the independent institutions into which certain universities are separated, each having its own teaching staff, students, and buildings:

    • noun

      (in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.

      a body of electors chosen or appointed by a larger group.

    • adjective

      going or intending to go to college:
    • a borough in central Pennsylvania, in the Nittany Valley, home to Pennsylvania State University; population 39,419 (est. 2008).
    • a city in central Maryland, just northeast of Washington, DC, home to the University of Maryland; population 26,925 (est. 2008).
    • noun

      a four-year college with a special curriculum for training primary and secondary school teachers.
    • noun

      a sincere effort or attempt at performing a difficult, or seemingly impossible, task:
    • noun

      a college providing advanced instruction for senior officers of the armed services.
    • noun

      a college offering courses for two years beyond high school, either as a complete training or in preparation for completion at a four-year college.
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