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al·ma ma·teror Al·ma Ma·ter (ăl′mə mä′tər, äl′mə)
1. The school, college, or university that one has attended.
2. The anthem of an institution of higher learning.
[From Latin Alma Māter, nourishing mother (epithet of certain goddesses) : alma, feminine of almus, nourishing; see al- in Indo-European roots + māter, mother; see maternal.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
alma mater(ˈælmə ˈmɑːtə; ˈmeɪtə)
(often capitals) one's school, college, or university
[C17: from Latin: bountiful mother]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
al•ma ma•ter(ˈɑl mə ˈmɑ tər, ˈæl-; ˈæl mə ˈmeɪ tər)
a school, college, or university at which one has studied and, usu., from which one has graduated.
[< Latin: nourishing (i.e., dear) mother]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. A Latin phrase meaning bountiful mother, used by people to refer to the school or university from which they graduated.
2. The school, university, or college where a person was educated.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
alma mater[ˈælməˈmeɪtəʳ] N → alma máter f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
alma mater[ˈælməˈmɑːtər] n
(formal) (= school, university) → alma mater f inv
(US) (= official song) → hymne m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Alma Mater f
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