1. the body of faculty and students of a college
2. an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees
; often a part of a university
3. a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
College \Col"lege\, n. [F. coll[`e]ge, L. collegium, fr. collega
colleague. See Colleague.]
1. A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in
common pursuits, or having common duties and interests,
and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges;
as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college
The college of the cardinals. --Shak.
Then they made colleges of sufferers; persons who,
to secure their inheritance in the world to come,
did cut off all their portion in this. --Jer.
2. A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated
for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of
knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge
Universities, and many American colleges.
Note: In France and some other parts of continental Europe,
college is used to include schools occupied with
rudimentary studies, and receiving children as pupils.
3. A building, or number of buildings, used by a college.
"The gate of Trinity College." --Macaulay.
4. Fig.: A community. [R.]
Thick as the college of the bees in May. --Dryden.
College of justice, a term applied in Scotland to the
supreme civil courts and their principal officers.
The sacred college, the college or cardinals at Rome.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the body of faculty and students of a college
2: an institution of higher education created to educate and
grant degrees; often a part of a university
3: a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher
education is housed
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "college":
Bund, Rochdale cooperative, academe, academia, alliance,
alma mater, assemblage, association, axis, band, bloc, body,
caboose, can, chokey, coalition, college of engineering,
combination, combine, common market, community college,
confederacy, confederation, consumer cooperative, cooperative,
cooperative society, corps, council, credit union, customs union,
degree-granting institution, economic community, federation,
four-year college, free trade area, gang, graduate school, group,
grouping, hoosegow, institute of technology, ivied halls,
journalism school, jug, junior college, law school, league, lockup,
machine, medical school, mob, multiversity, normal, normal school,
partnership, political machine, postgraduate school, prison, ring,
rock pile, school of communications, school of education, society,
stir, two-year college, union, university, university college,
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Heb. mishneh (2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chr. 34:22), rendered in Revised
Version "second quarter", the residence of the prophetess
Huldah. The Authorized Version followed the Jewish commentators,
who, following the Targum, gave the Hebrew word its
post-Biblical sense, as if it meant a place of instruction. It
properly means the "second," and may therefore denote the lower
city (Acra), which was built after the portion of the city on
Mount Zion, and was enclosed by a second wall.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
COLLEGE. A civil corporation, society or company, authorized by law, having
in general a literary object. In some countries by college is understood the
union of certain voters in *one body; such bodies are called electoral
colleges; as, the college of electors or their deputies to the diet of
Ratisbon; the college of cardinals. The term is used in the United States;
as, the college of electors of president and vice-president, of the United
States. Act of Congress of January 23, 1845.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
College, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
Population (2000): 11402
Housing Units (2000): 4501
Land area (2000): 18.670178 sq. miles (48.355536 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.407168 sq. miles (1.054561 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 19.077346 sq. miles (49.410097 sq. km)
FIPS code: 16750
Located within: Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
Location: 64.848302 N, 147.827194 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.