alma mater


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al·ma ma·ter

or Al·ma Ma·ter  (ăl′mə mä′tər, äl′mə)
n.
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.]

alma mater

(ˈælmə ˈmɑːtə; ˈmeɪtə)
n
(often capitals) one's school, college, or university
[C17: from Latin: bountiful mother]

al•ma ma•ter

(ˈɑl mə ˈmɑ tər, ˈæl-; ˈæl mə ˈmeɪ tər)
n.
a school, college, or university at which one has studied and, usu., from which one has graduated.
[< Latin: nourishing (i.e., dear) mother]

alma mater

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alma mater - your alma mater is a school you graduated fromalma mater - your alma mater is a school you graduated from
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
Translations

alma mater

[ˈælməˈmeɪtəʳ] Nalma máter f

alma mater

[ˈælməˈmɑːtər] n
(formal) (= school, university) → alma mater f inv
(US) (= official song) → hymne m

alma mater

nAlma Mater f
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