2. A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher
branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American
In France and some other parts of continental Europe, college is used to include schools occupied with
rudimentary studies, and receiving children as pupils.
3. A building, or number of buildings, used by a college. "The gate of Trinity College." Macaulay.
4. Fig.: A community. [R.]
Thick as the college of the bees in May. College of justice, a term applied in Scotland to the supreme civil courts and their principal officers.
The sacred college, the college or cardinals at Rome.
(Col*le"gi*al) n. [LL. collegialis.] Collegiate. [R.]
(Col*le"gi*an) n. A member of a college, particularly of a literary institution so called; a student
in a college.
Collegiate church. (a) A church which, although not a bishop's seat, resembles a cathedral in having
a college, or chapter of canons (and, in the Church of England, a dean), as Westminster Abbey. (b)
An association of churches, possessing common revenues and administered under the joint pastorate of
several ministers; as, the Reformed (Dutch) Collegiate Church of New York.
(Col*le"gi*ate) a. [L. collegiatus.] Of or pertaining to a college; as, collegiate studies; a
collegiate society. Johnson.
(Col*le"gi*ate), n. A member of a college. Burton.
(||Col*lem"bo*la) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ko`lla glue + 'e`mbolon wedge, peg; so called from
their having collophores.] (Zoöl.) The division of Thysanura which includes Podura, and allied forms.
(||Col*len"chy*ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ko`lla glue + an infusion. Formed like parenchyma.]
(Bot.) A tissue of vegetable cells which are thickend at the angles and (usually) elongated.
(Col"let) n. [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.]
1. A small collar or neckband. Foxe.
2. (Mech.) A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of
a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.
3. (Jewelry) (a) The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set. (b) The flat table at
the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.
How full the collet with his jewel is!
(Col`le*te"ri*al) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the colleterium of insects. R. Owen.
(||Col`le*te"ri*um) n. [NL. See Colletic.] (Zoöl.) An organ of female insects, containing a
cement to unite the ejected ova.
(Col*let"ic) a. [L. colleticus suitable for gluing, Gr. fr. to glue, ko`lla glue.] Agglutinant. n.
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