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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A college student or recent college graduate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A student (or a former student) of a college

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of a college, particularly of a literary institution so called; a student in a college.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a college, particularly of a literary institution so named; an inhabitant of a college; a student.
  • n. An inmato of a debtors' prison. Also collegiate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a student (or former student) at a college or university

Etymologies

Middle English, member of an endowed religious or scholarly body, from Medieval Latin collēgiānus, from Latin collēgium, association; see collegium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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