redbrick
adjective Date: 1835 1. built of red brick 2. often capitalized [from the common use of red brick in constructing the buildings of recently founded universities] of, relating to, or being the British universities founded in the 19th or early 20th century — compare Oxbridge, plateglass

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • redbrick — or red brick [red′brik΄] adj. [from the typical building material (in contrast to the stone of Oxford and Cambridge)] designating or of a British university or college other than Oxford or Cambridge; esp., any of the newer ones in the provinces:… …   English World dictionary

  • redbrick — /red brik /, adj. Brit. Informal. (sometimes cap.) of, pertaining to, or associated with a redbrick university. Also, red brick. [1705 15; RED1 + BRICK] * * * …   Universalium

  • redbrick — red|brick [ˈredbrık] adj a redbrick university is one of the British universities built in the late 19th or early 20th century, rather than an older university →↑Oxbridge …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • redbrick — [[t]re̱dbrɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n In Britain, a redbrick university is one of the universities that were established in large cities outside London in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as opposed to much older universities such as Oxford and… …   English dictionary

  • redbrick — adjective a redbrick university is one of the British universities built in the late 19th or early 20th century compare Oxbridge …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • redbrick — adjective a) of, or relating to a red brick university b) made of red brick …   Wiktionary

  • redbrick — adj. made of red bricks; referring to all universities and colleges in England besides Oxford and Cambridge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • redbrick — UK [ˈredˌbrɪk] / US [ˈredbrɪk] adjective 1) made of red coloured bricks 2) British relating to universities built in the late 19th or early 20th centuries …   English dictionary

  • redbrick —  Applied to other universities than Oxford, Cambridge and London …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • redbrick — adj. esp. Brit. (of a university) founded relatively recently …   Useful english dictionary

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