Definition of university :
1. An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property.
2. An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning.
3. The universe; the whole.
school (part of speech: noun)
- 6. When was the University regularly opened? - "School History of North Carolina", John W. Moore.
- In a university or a big commercial town it is easy to get rooms for less than we pay in England; but in a small Residenz I have found it difficult. - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.
- I have in my pocket a close record of your days since you entered the university. - "The Betrayal", E. Phillips Oppenheim.