US: /ˈkɑɫɪdʒ/
UK: /kˈɒlɪd‍ʒ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

college /'kɔlidʤ/
  • danh từ
    • trường đại học, trường cao đẳng
    • ban; học viện
      • college of pharmac: ban dược; học viện dược (trong trường đại học)
    • trường đại học nội trú
    • trường chuyên nghiệp
      • naval college: trường hải quân
      • college of music: trường nhạc
    • đoàn, đoàn thể, hội, tập đoàn
      • the College of Cardinals: đoàn giáo chủ áo đỏ (có thể bầu giáo hoàng)
    • (từ lóng) trịa giam, nhà tù

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [C, U] (often in names) (in Britain) a place where students go to study or to receive training after they have left school: a college of further education (= providing education and training for people over 16) + a technical / secretarial college + the Royal College of Art + a college course / library / student + She's at college.
2 [C, U] (often in names) (in the US) a university where students can study for a degree after they have left school: Carleton College + a college campus / student + a private college + He got interested in politics when he was in college. + She's away at college in California.
3 [C, U] one of the separate institutions that some British universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge, are divided into: King's College, Cambridge + a tour of Oxford colleges + Most students live in college.
4 (in the US) one of the main divisions of some large universities: The history department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.
5 [C+sing./pl. v.] the teachers and/or students of a college
6 [C] (especially in names, in Britain and some other countries) a secondary school, especially one where you must pay: Eton College
7 [C] (formal) (usually in names) an organized group of professional people with special interests, duties or powers: the Royal College of Physicians + the American College of Cardiology
college / university
In both BrE and AmE a college is a place where you can go to study after you leave secondary school. In Britain you can go to a college to study or to receive training in a particular skill. In the USA you can study for your first degree at a college. A university offers more advanced degrees in addition to first degrees.
In AmE college is often used to mean a university, especially when talking about people who are studying for their first degree. The is not used when you are talking about someone studying there: My son has gone away to college. + 'Where did you go to college?' 'Ohio State University.'
In BrE you can say: My daughter is at college + My daughter is at university. In AmE you cannot use university in this way. You use it with a or the to mean a particular university. My daughter is at college. + I didn't want to go to a large university.

Collocation dictionary


community, local | sixth form, tertiary | tutorial | university | agricultural, art, FE/further education, military, music, police, secretarial, teacher training, technical, theological, veterinary, etc.


attend, go to | finish, graduate from


lecturer, principal, teacher | staff | student | course | chapel, library, room


at ~
She's at college in Swindon.
| in ~
Not all the lecturers are in college at any one time.


a college of (further/higher) education

Concise English dictionary

+the body of faculty and students of a college
+an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
+British slang for prison
+a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed