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soph·o·more

 (sŏf′ə-môr′, sŏf′môr′)
n.
1.
a. A second-year student in a US college.
b. A tenth-grade student in a US high school.
2. A person in the second year of carrying out an endeavor.
3. A three-year-old racehorse, usually in its second year of racing.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the second year of an endeavor, especially of attending a school or college.
2. Being the second in a series: a singer's sophomore album.

[Alteration (probably influenced by Greek sophos, wise, and mōros, stupid) of sophumer, from obsolete sophom, sophism, dialectic exercise, variant of sophism.]

sophomore

(ˈsɒfəˌmɔː)
n
(Education) chiefly US and Canadian a second-year student at a secondary (high) school or college
adj
(of a book, recording, etc, by an artist) second: her sophomore album.
[C17: perhaps from earlier sophumer, from sophum, variant of sophism + -er1]

soph•o•more

(ˈsɒf əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr; ˈsɒf mɔr, -moʊr)

n.
a student in the second year at a high school, college, or university.
[1645–55; earlier sophumer, perhaps =sophum sophism + -er1]

sophomore

A student in the second year of a college course, or a high-school student in the tenth grade.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sophomore - a second-year undergraduatesophomore - a second-year undergraduate    
lowerclassman, underclassman - an undergraduate who is not yet a senior
Adj.1.sophomore - used of the second year in United States high school or college; "the sophomore class"; "his sophomore year"
intermediate - lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
Translations
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sophomore

[ˈsɒfəmɔːʳ] N (US) → estudiante mf de segundo año GRADE

sophomore

[ˈsɒfəmɔːr]
n (US)étudiant(e) m/f de deuxième année
modif
sophomore year → deuxième année f
References in classic literature ?
against six Sophomores and a Freshman from the Gladiatorial College!
when he had slain all the sophomores and was dallying with the
The "freshettes" stood about in detached groups of two or three, looking askance at each other; the "freshies," wiser in their day and generation, had banded themselves together on the big staircase of the entrance hall, where they were shouting out glees with all the vigor of youthful lungs, as a species of defiance to their traditional enemies, the Sophomores, a few of whom were prowling loftily about, looking properly disdainful of the "unlicked cubs" on the stairs.
Then we'll be able to look as bored and sophisticated as any Sophomore of them all.
I had been made love to by beardless sophomores and gray professors, and by the athletes and the football giants.
ONE MARCH EVENING in my sophomore year I was sitting alone in my room after supper.
Perhaps the president of a corps notices that one of the membership who is no longer an exempt--that is a freshman-- has remained a sophomore some little time without volunteering to fight; some day, the president, instead of calling for volunteers, will APPOINT this sophomore to measure swords with a student of another corps; he is free to decline--everybody says so--there is no compulsion.
Wise was also part of the first-place 400 relay team (48:30) that included junior Christy Deininger and sophomores Brittany Hodgerney and Liz Bodensieck.
Don Fellows, who coached the running backs a season ago, takes charge on offense, several sophomores return with added experience and a bumper crop of freshmen and transfers are waiting in the wings.
Although the base-year study comprised surveys of parents, teachers, school administrators, and library media specialists, as well as the cohort of high school sophomores, to remain concise, this report draws primarily on data from students, the primary unit of analysis for the study.
2] As a consequence, junior and seniors in this course are expected to generally perform better than sophomores.
Seventy-three percent of sophomores passed the English section in 2006, compared with 72 percent in 2005.