What does alma mater mean?

Definitions for alma materˈɑl mə ˈmɑ tər, ˈæl-; ˈæl mə ˈmeɪ tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alma mater.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alma mater(noun)

    your alma mater is a school you graduated from


  1. alma mater(Noun)

    A school or college from which an individual has graduated or which they have attended.

  2. alma mater(Noun)

    A school's anthem or song.

  3. Origin: for "nourishing mother". Derives from the full name ("Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna") of the oldest European university, the University of Bologna (founded in 1088).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alma Mater

    a college or seminary where one is educated

  2. Origin: [L., fostering mother.]


  1. Alma mater

    Alma Mater was used in ancient Rome as a title for various mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele, and in Christianity for the Virgin Mary. In the modern language in North America, it is often any school, college, or university at which one has studied, and usually, from which one has graduated. The term may also refer to a song or hymn associated with a school.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alma mater in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alma mater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl.

  2. Van Huss:

    They are embarrassed by their alma mater and that sends a pretty powerful statement.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Ohio Gov. John Kasichplans to launch his presidential bid on July 21in Columbus, hoping his strength in the quintessential swing state will help him win over Republican voters who aim to take back the White House in 2016. Kasich will share his presidential intentions at his alma mater, Ohio State University, said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for the governor's 2016 effort.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I am extremely proud to be an alumnus of The University of Manchester, England. The University gave me a wonderful opportunity to pursue my Ph.D. by awarding me with Dalton Chemical Research Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships. It's surely the major accomplishment and a premier milestone in my life. My grateful thanks and heartfelt best wishes to The University of Manchester, one of the greatest Universities in the world.....this year ranked 5th in the UK and 38th worldwide. Keep it up, my Alma Mater.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Je suis extrêmement fier d'être un ancien élève de l'université de Manchester, en Angleterre. L'université m'a donné une excellente occasion de poursuivre mon doctorat par moi attribution de bourses de recherche dalton chimique, l'une des bourses les plus prestigieuses. C'est sûrement la plus grande réalisation et une étape de choix dans ma vie. Mes remerciements et vœux les plus sincères à l'Université de Manchester, l'un des plus grandes universités dans le monde ..... cette année classé 5e au Royaume-Uni et 38e dans le monde entier. Keep it up, mon alma mater.

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