alma mater

noun al·ma ma·ter \ ˌal-mə-ˈmä-tər \

Definition of alma mater

1 :a school, college, or university which one has attended or from which one has graduated
  • went to a class reunion at his alma mater
2 :the song or hymn of a school, college, or university
  • "Hey, Harvard boy, sing your alma mater!" shouted an obnoxious producer.
  • —Phil Kloer

Examples of alma mater in a Sentence

  1. I visited my old alma mater last week.

Origin and Etymology of alma mater

Latin, fostering mother


ALMA MATER Defined for English Language Learners

alma mater

noun

Definition of alma mater for English Language Learners

  • : the school, college, or university that someone attended


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