a second-year undergraduate
used of the second year in United States high school or college
"the sophomore class"; "his sophomore year"
A second-year undergraduate student in a college or university, or a second-year student in a four-year secondary school or high school.
She was very mature for a sophomore and had several friends who were juniors or even seniors.
A three year old horse.
The filly had looked promising as a sophomore, but concerns over her health had prompted the owner to pull her from the seasonu2019s early races.
The second in a series, especially, the second of an artistu2019s albums or the second of four years in a high school (tenth grade) or university.
The bandu2019s sophomore album built upon the success of their debut release, catapulting them to megastardom.
Origin: From earlier sophumer, from the obsolete sophom, likely influenced by Ancient Greek σοφός + μωρός. Compare oxymoron, a similar contradiction.
one belonging to the second of the four classes in an American college, or one next above a freshman
Origin: [Probably fr. soph or sophister + Gr. foolish. The word was probably introduced into the United States at an early date, from the University of Cambridge, England. Among the cant terms at that university, as given in the Gradus ad Cantabrigiam, we find Soph-Mor as the next distinctive appellation to Freshman, but the term has now almost ceased to be known at the English university from whence it came.]
Sophomore is a term particularly used in US English to describe a student in the second year of study at high school or university. The word is also used as a synonym for "second", for the second album or EP released by a musician or group, the second movie of a director, or the second season of a professional athlete.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sof′ō-mōr, n. (U.S.) a second-year student.—adj. pertaining to such.—adjs. Sophomor′ic, -al, [Gr. sophos, wise, mōros, foolish.]
The numerical value of sophomore in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sophomore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Images & Illustrations of sophomore
Translations for sophomore
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tweede, opvolg-Afrikaans
- estudiante de segundo añoSpanish
- teise kursuse tudengEstonian
- כיתה י"בHebrew
- opvolgen, tweedejaars, tweedeDutch
- student drugiego rokuPolish
- secundanista, secundaristaPortuguese
- al doilea de studentieRomanian
- второкурсник, второкурсницаRussian
- tvåa, andraSwedish
- sinh viên năm haiVietnamese
Get even more translations for sophomore »
Find a translation for the sophomore definition in other languages:
Select another language: