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alumnus

[ uh-luhm-nuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF alumnus

Synonyms for alumnus

  • alum
  • alumna
  • postgraduate
  • old grad
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Antonyms for alumnus

  • undergraduate
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It should not insist on making every alumnus a linguist or a mathematician.

He is an alumnus of Dartmouth of '87 and of Boston University, department of medicine, of '90.

But the work of the Association and its officers has not stopped with the Alumnus.

And chance might have made thee an alumnus, like one of those.

The University, however, shares the attachment of the alumnus.

He was a kindly, well-meaning man, and an alumnus of the college.

You may not believe it, Jim, but I am an alumnus of the Homeburg band.

This measure of success was not calculated to displease our alumnus addictissimus.

When he resigned in 1892 he became an instructor in natural science at Wilberforce University, of which he was an alumnus.

He was an alumnus of the university, and had been appealed to to enlarge the opportunities of his Alma Mater.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin alumnus "a pupil," literally "foster son," vestigial present passive participle of alere "to nourish" (see old), with ending akin to Greek -omenos. Plural is alumni. Fem. is alumna (1882), fem. plural alumnae.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALUMNUS

graduate

nounperson who completes education, pursuit
  • Ph.D.
  • alum
  • alumnus
  • baccalaureate
  • bachelor
  • collegian
  • diplomate
  • doctor
  • former student
  • grad
  • holder
  • licentiate
  • master
  • product
  • recipient
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