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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I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater. The truth was that as I sat in the Tyler library at Santa Monica I commenced to feel a trifle foolish and to wish that I had merely forwarded the manuscript by express instead of bearing it personally, for I confess that I do not enjoy being laughed at.
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