n. An organized association of men, invested with certain common powers and rights, performing certain related duties, or engaged in some common employment or pursuit; a body of colleagues; a guild; a corporation; a community: as, an ancient Roman college of priests; the college of cardinals; the Heralds' College in England; a college of physicians or surgeons.n. An endowed and incorporated community or association of students within a university. See university.n. The institution or house founded for the accommodation of such an association.n. In Scotland, the United States, and Canada, an incorporated and endowed institution of learning of the highest grade.n. A school or an academy of a high grade or of high pretensions.n. An edifice occupied by a college.n. In France, an institution for secondary education, controlled by the municipality, which pays for the instruction given there, and differing from the lyceum in that the latter is supported and directed by the state. The curriculum is nearly the same in both, the college being usually modeled on the lyceum.n. A collection or assembly; a company.n. A debtors' prison.n. The whole body of bishops of the historical church, regarded as continuing and possessing in their corporate capacity the authority of the original assembly of apostles.n. A church connected with a college.