varsity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from university Date: 1646 1. British university 2. a. the principal squad representing a university, college, school, or club especially in a sport b. regular 1d

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  • Varsity — may refer to:In geography: *Varsity, Calgary, a neighbourhood in Calgary, Alberta, Canada *Varsity Lakes, Queensland, a suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia *Varsity View, Saskatoon, a neighbourhood in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaIn …   Wikipedia

  • Varsity — Var si*ty, n. 1. Colloquial contraction of {University}. [Brit.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. the team with the best players of a school or club, being the main representative of the organization in competitive play between schools or organizations.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Varsity — est un film américain réalisé par Frank Tuttle et sorti en 1928. Il est l un des trois premiers films parlants produits par la sociéte de production Paramount Pictures Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution …   Wikipédia en Français

  • varsity — [vär′sə tē] n. pl. varsities [contr. & altered < UNIVERSITY] 1. the main team that represents a university, college, or school in some competition, esp. an athletic one 2. [Brit. Informal] university adj. designating or of the VARSITY (n. 1)… …   English World dictionary

  • varsity — 1846, university, variant of earlier versity (1670s), shortened form of UNIVERSITY (Cf. university) …   Etymology dictionary

  • varsity — n. college or secondary school team (AE) 1) to make ( be selected to join ) the varsity 2) the junior varsity 3) on the varsity (we play on the varsity) * * * [ vɑːsɪtɪ] [ college or secondary school team ] (AE) to make ( be selected to join )… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • varsity — [[t]vɑ͟ː(r)sɪti[/t]] varsities 1) ADJ: ADJ n People sometimes use varsity to describe things that relate to universities, especially sports activities or teams at a university or competitions between universities. [BRIT, mainly JOURNALISM] The… …   English dictionary

  • varsity — /vahr si tee/, n., pl. varsities, adj. n. 1. any first string team, esp. in sports, that represents a school, college, university, or the like: He is on the varsity in tennis and in debating. 2. Chiefly Brit. Informal. university. adj. 3. of or… …   Universalium

  • varsity — noun (C, U) 1 AmE the main team that represents a university, college, or school in a sport: the varsity football team compare junior varsity 2 BrE old fashioned a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • varsity — adj. Varsity is used with these nouns: ↑basketball, ↑football, ↑hockey, ↑soccer, ↑team …   Collocations dictionary

  • varsity — var|si|ty [ˈva:sıti US ˈva:r ] n plural varsities [U and C] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: university] 1.) AmE the main team that represents a university, college, or school in a sport ▪ the varsity football team 2.) BrE old fashioned a university,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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