Character 10
Hyphenation u ni ver si ty
Pronunciations /juːnɪˈvɜːsətiː/

Definitions and meanings of "University"

What do we mean by university?

An institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities typically including a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees. noun

The buildings and grounds of such an institution. noun

The body of students and faculty of such an institution. noun

The whole; the universe. noun

A corporation; a gild. noun

An association of men for the purpose of study, which confers degrees which are acknowledged as valid throughout Christendom, is endowed, and is privileged by the state in order that the people may receive intellectual guidance, and that the theoretical problems which present themselves in the development of civilization may be resolved. noun

The universe; the whole. noun

An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property. noun

An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning. In modern usage, a university is expected to have both an undergraduate division, granting bachelor's degrees, and a graduate division, granting master's or doctoral degrees, but there are some exceptions. In addition, a modern university typically also supports research by its faculty. noun

Institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some exceptional cases able to take younger students) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered. noun

The body of faculty and students at a university noun

Establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching noun

A large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees noun

Institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some exceptional cases able to take younger students) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered.

Once a mechanism whereby smart people could raise themselves above humble beginnings and obtain a worthwhile qualification indicating a high probability of being employable. Now a complete con to get kids with high hopes into insurmountable amounts of debt before they even think about buying a house.. then they discover that the job they trained for was entirely fictitious, and they'll have to take any job they can get. At this point, they realise they should have gone into benefit fraud and drug dealing like all their "stupid" friends, who now have houses, cars and big screen TVs. Urban Dictionary

Basically very expensive day care for young adults Urban Dictionary

A place u go with the sole purpose of education. Somehow, u get sidetracked and just end up drinking, getting laid, take advantage of unemployment, and writing massive amounts of research papers that have little to do with your ability to perform a job more efficiently. Urban Dictionary

Institution which, with a bit of luck, can just about manage to undo half of a percent of the damage wrought by school. Urban Dictionary

A big booze off which leaves you in debt and almost jobless. Urban Dictionary

The place where all asian parents want their children to study one day just to save face, and think that it's best for them. It might look better on your resume. Urban Dictionary

Excuse to chill out, lax and drink all year, eccept the occasional late last-night panic before handing in a paper. Urban Dictionary

An institution with the noble goal of educating individuals within specialized fields, thus promoting the advancement of society. Today, the majority of people who attend good universities are spoiled rich kids who have had lucky lives and only want to get high-paying jobs when they graduate. Urban Dictionary

A cover-up by the members of the faculty of sciences to create large amounts of illegal drug substances, such at Methamphetamine, Heroine, and many others. Students who discover such secrets are subjected to the Liquid Nitrogen Torture. Urban Dictionary

Possibly the BIGGEST mistake ever made period! Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for University

The word "university" in example sentences

If you'd like to explore how the world of the university press world is gettin' free, try this search on Google or Yahoo along with your favorite keywords: “university press” free download site:edu . ❋ Unknown (2009)

Craig then says that "Goethe tended to be unsympathetic toward university intellectuals with liberal views, but this was because he feared that their activities would lead neighboring princes to withdraw their subjects from the university…." ❋ Wilson, W. Daniel (2000)

Speaking there, Zuma said: "It (University of Zululand) used to be known as a bush university. ❋ Unknown (2008)

But even when they are not, the popularity of the term university in a corporate setting speaks to important truths. ❋ Stan Davis (1994)

There were challenges from government officials over its use of the term "university college", as it had not been granted such a status and does not have its own degree-awarding powers. ❋ Unknown (2012)

The last time the title university college was conferred was for Buckingham University College – now the University of Buckingham – in 1976. ❋ Unknown (2010)

One of the most elementary lessons I gathered from my macroeconomics courses in university is that the trickle-down theory and slash-and-burn approach of fiscal policy utilized by many Republicans today simply does not work. ❋ Unknown (2008)

In its very simplest terms a university is a corporation (generally consisting of a group of schools, faculties or colleges) for the conservation, dissemination and advancement of learning. ❋ Unknown (1957)

The term university implies an education as broad as the whole world of books can supply: yet we must here meet with limitations that are inevitable. ❋ Ainsworth Rand Spofford (N/A)

"I don't think it's any surprise to anyone that Mount Royal wanted to add the term university in their title," said Bouska. ❋ Unknown (2009)

I spent all of yesterday afternoon in an introductory session for conflict mediation and now simply cannot decide whether I should apply for one of the five volunteer posts the university is advertising to fill. ❋ Unknown (2009)

And even though every classroom in my university is air conditioned it's not like we're in classrooms all the time so I gotta have this with me. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Skeptics who believe that a university is actually a diploma mill often prove their point by enrolling their cats in the university's program and seeing whether the cat can get a degree. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In my case, the university is the economic life-blood of the town. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Will they hire me no matter how the interview goes because the university is afraid of legal consequences if they don't? ❋ ScienceWoman (2007)

How do I know that the university is aiming to control where I shop? ❋ Unknown (2007)

John always did well in his school classes, and did three [A-Levels] and got good grades. He went to uni for three years which put him about £30,000 in debt. When he finished his course he found that his degree counted for very little, since he had no experience and the other 400 job applicants also had degrees. He took a job as a [sales rep] with Coca-Cola, but got fired when he went to an interview for a better job. Meanwhile the cost of living rose exponentially, and by the age of 24, John's debts stood at around £45,000. This was before he even got a mortgage. A couple of years afterwards he divorced his wife on the grounds of [infidelity], but she got custody of the kids, and now he doesn't even get to see them despite paying atrocious amounts of child support. Welcome to [Blair's] Britain. ❋ Believe Me It Happens (2004)

mum: have fun at university son,and don't forget your lunch and i don't want you playing with that john kid he's a [bad influence] on you. son: yes mum, can i [go round] and play at sam's after my [class's] finish . mum: yes but be home in time for dinner. ❋ Tempestdawn (2010)

"Lets go out tonight, i just go to [the university] [tomorrow] [anyways]". ❋ TJones88 (2010)

She's [made it] to university. There's [hope] for her [yet]. ❋ Fearman (2007)

[Hey mom] I'm going to universitymom: Don't get [too drunk] [sweetheart] ❋ Rapidshark112 (2023)

Parent: Take [advanced] functions and [calculus] and vectors next year to [prepare yourself] for university. Teen: WTF? ❋ Stealth! (2008)

Is an [example] nesessary? ❋ The Tangoman (2004)

[Jimmy] asked [Sally] why she went to university, and she said so that she could become a money-licking [lawyer]. ❋ RyanM (2004)

"Wow! That's a whole lot of Meth Ice!" "Yea, and we have to [pour] [liquid nitrogen] on you now" "[nooooooo]!!!!!" "yea...welcome to the Real University" ❋ Gusto5 (2006)

[Hitchhiker's] [Guide]: In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a [bad move]. ❋ Panthean (2008)

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