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Definitions for sophomore
ˈsɒf əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr; ˈsɒf mɔr, -moʊrsopho·more

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sophomore, sophadjective

    a second-year undergraduate

  2. sophomore(a), second-yearadjective

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

    "the sophomore class"; "his sophomore year"


  1. sophomorenoun

    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. sophomorenoun

    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 season's early races.

  3. sophomoreadjective

    The second in a series, especially, the second of an artist's albums or the second of four years in a high school (tenth grade) or university.

    The band's sophomore album built upon the success of their debut release, catapulting them to megastardom.

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


  1. sophomore

    A sophomore refers to a second-year student in a four-year undergraduate degree program in a high school, college, or university. It is derived from Greek words "sophos," meaning wise, and "moros," meaning fool, implying an individual who is wise yet still has a lot to learn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sophomorenoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Anagrams for sophomore »

  1. homospore

  2. osmophore

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  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

Examples of sophomore in a Sentence

  1. Maci Currin:

    I was never bullied for my legs... I was bullied because I was taller than everyone, around sophomore year I just stopped caring what people thought of me and once I just stopped caring I wasnt affected by anything. The record-breaker further cited hitting your head walking through doors, getting into cars.

  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.

  3. Maci Currin:

    Around sophomore year, I just stopped caring what people thought of me, and once I just stopped caring, I wasn't affected by anything.

  4. 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.

  5. Jimmy Lake:

    Eason wrote in a social mediapost announcing his decision. Eason was a five-star recruit out of nearby Lake Stevens, Washington, who opted to go across the country to play at Georgia. He started as a freshman for the Bulldogs but lost the job to Jake Fromm during his sophomore season after suffering an injury in the season opener. Eason sat out the 2018 season after transferring to Washington and beat out Jake Haener for the starting job during fall camp. Eason completed 64.2% of his passes and had standout games early in the season against Eastern Washington, BYU and Arizona. His best game may have come in a loss to Oregon, in which Eason was 23 of 30 for 289 yards and three touchdowns. Eason has the prototypes of an NFL quarterback, standing 6-foot-5 with one of the strongest arms in college. But issues with consistency popped up during his collegiate career. We wish Jacob nothing but the best.

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