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əˈlʌm nəsalum·nus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alumnus, alumna, alum, graduate, gradnoun

    a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)


  1. alumnusnoun

    a male pupil or student

  2. alumnusnoun

    a male graduate

  3. alumnusnoun

    a student

  4. alumnusnoun

    a graduate

  5. Etymology: Borrowed from alumnus.


  1. alumnus

    An alumnus is a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university. The term is also often used to refer to a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alumnusnoun

    a pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or other seminary of learning

  2. Etymology: [L., fr. alere to nourish.]


  1. Alumnus

    An alumnus or alumna is a graduate of a school, college, or university. An alumnus can also be a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate, as well as a former student. If a group includes both sexes, even if there is only one male, the male plural form alumni is used.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alumnus

    al-um′nus, n. one educated at a college is called an alumnus of it:—pl. Alum′ni.—n. Alum′niate, the period of pupilage. [L.,—alĕre, to nourish.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alumnus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alumnus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of alumnus in a Sentence

  1. Cheryl Allen:

    How impartial and thorough this investigation will be is anyone’s guess, my concern is exactly what information will be shared with Pitt alumni and Pennsylvania taxpayers. Many questions remain unanswered. As an alumnus of Pitt, it troubles me to see my alma mater become a national hub for training students in controversial fetal experimentation, using staff employed by Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion business.

  2. Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Dolphin:

    I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago, i don't know what' Renate Alumnus' actually means. I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment.

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