alumnus

alumnus
noun (plural alumni) Etymology: Latin, foster son, pupil, from alere to nourish — more at old Date: 1645 1. a person who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university 2. a person who is a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of an institution of learning), , ,


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  • Alumnus — • Signifies in ecclesiastical usage, a student preparing for the sacred ministry in a seminary Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Alumnus     Alumnus      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • alumnus — (n.) 1640s, from L. alumnus a pupil, lit. foster son, vestigial present passive participle of alere to nourish (see OLD (Cf. old)), with ending akin to Gk. omenos. Plural is alumni. Fem. is alumna (1882), fem. plural alumnae …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alumnus — A*lum nus, n.; pl. {Alumni}. [L., fr. alere to nourish.] A pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or other seminary of learning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alúmnus — (lat.), Kostschüler, Pflegling, Zögling einer Erziehungsanstalt (Alumnat, Internat), der Wohnung, Kost und Unterricht (ganz oder halb frei) erhält; Gegensatz: Stadtschüler (Oppidanus, Extraneer). – Juristisch bezeichnet Alumnat das rein faktische …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • alumnus — (stressed on the second syllable) means a former student or pupil, and comes from a Latin word meaning ‘nursling’. It is more common in AmE than in BrE. The plural form is alumni (pronounced niy) and the female form is alumna (plural alumnae,… …   Modern English usage

  • alumnus — / alumna [n] graduate alum, old grad*, postgraduate; concept 350 …   New thesaurus

  • alumnus — ► NOUN (pl. alumni; fem. alumna, pl. alumnae) ▪ a former pupil or student of a particular school, college, or university. ORIGIN Latin, pupil , from alere nourish …   English terms dictionary

  • alumnus — ☆ alumnus [ə lum′nəs] n. pl. alumni [ə lum′nī΄] [L, a pupil, foster son < alere, to nourish: see OLD ] a person, esp. a boy or man, who has attended or is a graduate of a particular school, college, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Alumnus — Old girl redirects here. For the Australian Rules Football ground, see Victoria Park, Melbourne. Alumni redirects here. For the Argentine football team, see Alumni Athletic Club. An alumnus (plural alumni), according to the American Heritage… …   Wikipedia

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