Meaning of “university” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəti/
Extra Examples
He studied architecture at university.This university attracts some of the best brains in the country.After university, he spent three years training for the priesthood.Her exam results will determine which university she goes to.His parents urged him to go to university.

A1 a place where students study at a high level to get a degree (= type of qualification):

the University of Cambridge
I applied to three universities.
mainly UK Sarah studied chemistry at university.
mainly UK I want to go to university when I finish school.

(Definition of “university” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)