university


university
noun
ADJECTIVE
elite, leading, major, prestigious, top
ancient (esp. BrE)
modern, new, red-brick (BrE)
Catholic, private, public (all esp. AmE)
land-grant (AmE)
local, provincial (BrE), state (AmE)
research
VERB + UNIVERSITY
attend, go to, study at

He goes to Princeton University.

apply to

I applied to three universities.

I'm applying to university this year. (BrE)

enter

King entered Montana State University in 2002.

Young people may be deterred from entering university. (BrE)

finish (BrE), graduate from, leave

She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1999.

I graduated from university last year. (BrE)

UNIVERSITY + NOUN
lecturer (esp. BrE), professor, researcher, staff, teacher
graduate, student
course, degree, education
research
fees (BrE), tuition (AmE)

the government's decision to introduce university top-up fees

those who can afford university tuition

funding (esp. BrE)
term (BrE), year
vacation
admission, admissions, entrance, entry (esp. BrE), place (esp. BrE)

a university entrance exam

There is stiff competition for university places.

chair

His aim was to obtain a university chair.

department
accommodation (BrE), buildings, campus, library
chancellor, vice chancellor
dean, president, provost (all in the US)
administration, authorities (BrE)
administrator, official (both esp. AmE)
faculty (= those who teach) (esp. AmE), staff (= those who teach and those who provide services) (BrE)
staff (= those who provide services) (AmE)
hospital, laboratory, medical centre/center, press

This book was published by Oxford University Press.

level

All the staff are educated to university level.

system
life (esp. BrE)

the pressures of university life

days, years (both esp. BrE)

I often think of my university days.

town
PREPOSITION
at (the) university

She teaches botany at Syracuse University.

She's at university, studying engineering. (BrE)


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  • University — U ni*ver si*ty, n.; pl. {Universities}. [OE. universite, L. universitas all together, the whole, the universe, a number of persons associated into one body, a society, corporation, fr. universus all together, universal: cf. F. universit[ e]. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • University — University, FL U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 30736 Housing Units (2000): 15494 Land area (2000): 3.870401 sq. miles (10.024292 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.011633 sq. miles (0.030129 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • University, FL — U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 30736 Housing Units (2000): 15494 Land area (2000): 3.870401 sq. miles (10.024292 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.011633 sq. miles (0.030129 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.882034 sq. miles (10 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • university — [yo͞o΄nə vʉr′sə tē] n. pl. universities [ME universite < MFr université < ML universitas < L, the whole, universe, society, guild < universus: see UNIVERSE] 1. an educational institution of the highest level, typically, in the U.S.,… …   English World dictionary

  • university — c.1300, institution of higher learning, also body of persons constituting a university, from Anglo Fr. université, O.Fr. universitei (13c.), from M.L. universitatem (nom. universitas), in L.L. corporation, society, from L., the whole, aggregate,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • university — index institute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • university — ► NOUN (pl. universities) ▪ a high level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. ORIGIN Latin universitas the whole , later guild , from universus (see UNIVERSE(Cf. ↑universe)) …   English terms dictionary

  • University — For other uses, see University (disambiguation). See also: College Degree ceremony at the University of Oxford. The Pro Vice Chancellor in MA gown and hood, Proctor in official dress and new Doctors of Philosophy in scarlet full dress. Behind… …   Wikipedia

  • university — universitarian /yooh neuh verr si tair ee euhn/, n., adj. /yooh neuh verr si tee/, n., pl. universities. an institution of learning of the highest level, having a college of liberal arts and a program of graduate studies together with several… …   Universalium

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