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
I visited my old alma mater last week.
Origin and Etymology of alma mater
Latin, fostering mother
First Known Use: 1650
ALMA MATER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alma mater for English Language Learners
: the school, college, or university that someone attended
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