noun (plural universities)
- An educational institution designed for instruction, examination, or both, of students in many branches of advanced learning, conferring degrees in various faculties, and often embodying colleges and similar institutions: [in names]: Oxford University the University of California [as modifier]: the university buildings a university professorMore example sentences
- She was also a university student studying in a really interesting course.
- We hear a lot about how much it costs a student to get a university degree in the UK these days.
- So there is a vast amount of information that's available through academic research institutes or in universities.
- chiefly British Studying at a university.More example sentences
- Her younger sister was at university studying biomedical sciences and the family was very short of funds.
- Kim's alleged second victim was at university in South Korea and came to Britain to study English.
- Melanie lived at home while at university and met a former boyfriend while studying at Bath.
the university of life
- The experience of life regarded as a means of instruction.More example sentences
- That is acquiring the knowledge which you will do well to put into practice as you travel to the next stage of your journey through the university of life.
- He brought the perspective of someone who is educated in the university of life.
- I didn't have the benefit of a great education as a young man, but the university of life and travel through golf has been an incredible thing for me.
Middle English: from Old French universite, from Latin universitas 'the whole', in late Latin 'society, guild', from universus (see universe).