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college US English

An educational institution or establishment, in particular

college try US English

A sincere effort or attempt at performing a difficult, or seemingly impossible, task

war college US English

A college providing advanced instruction for senior officers of the armed services

College Board US English

An organization that prepares and administers standardized tests that are used in college admission and placement

College Park US English

A city in central Maryland, just northeast of Washington, DC, home to the University of Maryland; population 26,925 (est. 2008)

State College US English

A borough in central Pennsylvania, in the Nittany Valley, home to Pennsylvania State University; population 39,419 (est. 2008)

staff college US English

A college at which military officers are trained for staff duties

Open College US English

(In the UK) an organization established to provide retraining opportunities, chiefly by arranging managerial and technical courses for company staff

Sacred College US English

Another term for College of Cardinals.

college pudding US English

A small baked or steamed suet pudding with dried fruit

College Station US English

A city in east central Texas, home to Texas A&M University; population 84,128 (est. 2008)

junior college US English

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

community college US English

A nonresidential junior college offering courses to people living in a particular area

electoral college US English

(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

training college US English

(In the UK) a college where people, typically prospective teachers, are trained

teachers college US English

A four-year college with a special curriculum for training primary and secondary school teachers

technical college US English

A college providing courses in a range of practical subjects, such as information technology, applied sciences, engineering, agriculture, and secretarial skills

Heralds' College US English

Informal name for College of Arms.

College of Arms US English

(In the UK) a corporation that officially records and grants armorial bearings. Formed in 1484, it comprises three Kings of Arms, six heralds, and four pursuivants

sixth-form college US English

A college for pupils in their final years of secondary education, starting at the age of 16

College of Cardinals US English

The body of cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 11th century and since 1179 responsible for the election of the pope

college of education US English

An institution where schoolteachers are trained

City Technology College US English

(In England) a type of secondary school set up through partnerships between the government and business to teach technology and science in inner-city areas

work one's way through college US English

Obtain the money for educational fees or one’s maintenance as a student by working

Eton US English

A boys' private school in southern England, on the Thames River opposite Windsor, founded in 1440 by Henry VI to prepare scholars for King’s College, Cambridge

Eton College in Eton US English

A boys' private school in southern England, on the Thames River opposite Windsor, founded in 1440 by Henry VI to prepare scholars for King’s College, Cambridge

work one's way through college in work US English

Obtain the money for educational fees or one’s maintenance as a student by working

Teachers College in teachers college US English

A four-year college with a special curriculum for training primary and secondary school teachers

College of Heralds in College of Arms US English

(In the UK) a corporation that officially records and grants armorial bearings. Formed in 1484, it comprises three Kings of Arms, six heralds, and four pursuivants

correspondence school US English

A school offering correspondence courses

work one's way through college or school, etc. in work US English

Obtain the money for educational fees or one’s maintenance as a student by working

college US Thesaurus

a college of technology

college English-Spanish

universidad feminine

Queens' College New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Cambridge college (named after two queens)

junior college English-Spanish

establecimiento universitario donde se estudian los dos primeros años de la carrera


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