What does sophomore mean?

Definitions for sophomoreˈsɒf əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr; ˈsɒf mɔr, -moʊr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sophomore.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sophomore, soph(adj)

    a second-year undergraduate

  2. sophomore(a), second-year(adj)

    used of the second year in United States high school or college

    "the sophomore class"; "his sophomore year"


  1. sophomore(Noun)

    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.

  2. sophomore(Noun)

    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.

  3. sophomore(Adjective)

    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.

  4. Origin: From earlier sophumer, from the obsolete sophom, likely influenced by Ancient Greek σοφός + μωρός. Compare oxymoron, a similar contradiction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sophomore(noun)

    one belonging to the second of the four classes in an American college, or one next above a freshman

  2. 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.]


  1. Sophomore

    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

  1. Sophomore

    sof′ō-mōr, n. (U.S.) a second-year student.—adj. pertaining to such.—adjs. Sophomor′ic, -al, [Gr. sophos, wise, mōros, foolish.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophomore in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophomore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Green:

    Every administration since Nixon has not fallen for this, and it's the kind of ploy that I used to see on sophomore papers on East Asia in college.

  2. Martin Luther King:

    Diversity is so much more than race, sophomore Mia Ashley toldl the school paper. Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of things like that. the context is the spirit of Martin Luther King message, Martin Luther King said. Martin Luther King was very inclusive because he loved the human family. It was based on a timeless foundation, so I am glad that they have decided to have the quote displayed.

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