American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A college student or recent college graduate.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A member of a college, particularly of a literary institution so called; a student in a college.
- n. a student (or former student) at a college or university
- 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)
“They were the twin pitchers everyone wanted to see, the Nationals right-hander who was already well known as a collegian at San Diego State, and the Reds left-hander who was more of a mystery because he just left Cuba last July.”
“It is, in fact, somehow endemic of this system where so much control comes from the top down and where so little is allowed from participation from the bottom up that begs the Pope to restore the kind of collegian church that was the great work of Vatican II.”
“The hugely popular 'collegian' column that earlier provided students a platform to share heart-warming stories, experiences that stirred them, or changes in the life style of the Generation X is back.”
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“He used his 6-5 frame to catch 20 TD passes as a collegian and won the John Mackey Award last season as the country's top tight end.”
“I remember as a collegian taking the famed Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory MMPI, a psychological inventory which included a yes-or-no question that gave me a laugh and a shudder: "I have heard the voice of God.”
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“She was also the only collegian to play for the U.S. national team last summer, making her a likely candidate for the Olympic roster in 2012.”
“Junior CB Patrick Peterson also will return kickoffs for the first time as a collegian.”
“Several schools also give parents calendars detailing the dates of spring break and exam schedules, along with tips on supporting a collegian with care packages.”
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