Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “university”

university

noun [C/U]  /ˌju·nəˈvɜr·sɪ·t̬i/ us  
a place of higher education usually for people who have finished twelve years of schooling and where they can obtain more knowledge and skills, and get a degree to recognize this: [U] a university campus/professor [C] She applied to six universities and was accepted by three.
(Definition of university from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of university?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “university” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More