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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  of  bishops. 
 
  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. 
  Taylor. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  college 
  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:  British  slang  for  prison 
  4:  a  complex  of  buildings  in  which  a  college  is  housed 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  College,  AK  (CDP,  FIPS  16750) 
  Location:  64.86954  N,  147.82340  W 
  Population  (1990):  11249  (4255  housing  units) 
  Area:  41.2  sq  km  (land),  0.9  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  College 
  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. 
 




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