Definition of Ivy league

1. Noun. A league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige.

Definition of Ivy league

1. Proper noun. An association of eight universities and colleges in the USA, known for high quality. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ivy League

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Literary usage of Ivy league

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hacking College by Dean Kohrs (2006)
"7) ivy league schools aren't necessarily better schools If you get the ... I utilize Dyson's comments not to bash Harvard or any of the ivy league schools. ..."

2. The Secret War: The Office of Strategic Services in World War II edited by George C. Chalou (1995)
"R&A had always recruited out of the ivy league, and—since some ... In any case "Ivy League" is, in fact, usually used as a blanket term for all so- called ..."

3. Daytrips Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Philadelphia: 50 One Day Adventures by Earl Steinbicker (1999)
"Today, the area around the first part of this walking tour retains its distinctive ivy league character, a delightful escape from the city's hustle. ..."

4. Mediapolis: popular Culture and the Cityby Alex de Jong, Marc Schuilenburg by Alex de Jong, Marc Schuilenburg (2006)
"Phat Fashion presents itself with the prestige of the ivy league, the universities and colleges in North-east [ 87 America that are highly regarded and have ..."

5. Make a Difference: A Spectacular Breakthrough in the Fight Against Poverty by Gary MacDougal (2005)
"The scholarship was for any of fifty top schools, including the ivy league, but I was only dimly aware of what the ivy league was. ..."

6. The Danger in Overemphasizing the Use of Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT ...edited by Teresa P. Hughes edited by Teresa P. Hughes (2000)
"Even the tweedy ans of the ivy league universities weren't crazy out embracing the SAT as their admissions de- re. And in particular, the establishment of ..."

7. The Validity of Testing in Education & Employment by Eileen R. Rudert (1997)
"Finally the student internalizes this channeling and comes to define him/herself as "not college material" or "not ivy league material," based partly on ..."

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