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Definition of "alma mater" []

  • The school, college, or university that one has attended. (noun)
  • The anthem of an institution of higher learning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alma mater" in a sentence
  • "“I would trade all my points for that last basket,” Selvy, who once scored 100 points in a college basketball contest for his alma mater Furman, told reporters afterward."
  • "On the coaching at his alma mater compared to Boston: “Rod Dedeaux teaches more in one season at USC than the Red Sox organization does in ten years.”"
  • "And I met Tom Rollins, the most successful college debater of the 1970s, who had come to my alma mater Georgetown from Texas where his father was in the oil business."
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