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1 : a body of clergy living together and supported by a foundation
2 : a building used for an educational or religious purpose
Balliol and Magdalen Colleges at Oxford
— called also residential college
b : a preparatory or high school
c : an independent institution of higher learning offering a course of general studies leading to a bachelor’s degree
a liberal arts collegealso : a university division offering this
d : a part of a university offering a specialized group of courses
the university’s college of pharmacy
e : an institution offering instruction usually in a professional, vocational, or technical field
business college an embalming college
5a : a group of persons considered by law to be a unit
6 : the faculty, students, or administration of a college
The college was at the football game in force.