follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

undergraduate

[uhn-der-graj-oo-it, -eyt] /ˌʌn dərˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
noun
1.
a student in a university or college who has not received a first, especially a bachelor's, degree.
adjective
2.
having the standing of an undergraduate.
3.
of, for, pertaining to, or characteristic of undergraduates.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; under- + graduate
Related forms
undergraduateship, noun
nonundergraduate, noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for undergraduate-ship

undergraduate

/ˌʌndəˈɡrædjʊɪt/
noun
1.
a person studying in a university for a first degree Sometimes shortened to undergrad
Derived Forms
undergraduateship, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for undergraduate-ship

undergraduate

n.

1620s, a hybrid formed from under + graduate (n.). British used fem. form undergraduette in 1920s-30s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for undergraduate

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for undergraduate

16
20
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with undergraduate-ship