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Video footage: Walter Kronkite narrates a tribute given to George Marshall at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, in the early 1950s. (TheB)
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Definition of the noun alma mater

What does alma mater mean as a name of something?


  1. your alma mater is a school you graduated from
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: school = an educational institution

Alternative definition of the noun alma mater


  1. A school or college from which an individual has graduated or which they have attended.
  2. A school's anthem or song.


"Alma mater" is a 2004 drama-mystery film written and directed by Álvaro Buela.

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Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

Your alma mater is the school (usually high school or college) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations (2013)

by Robert L. Heath

Other versions might include the community in which the person currently resides or the person's alma mater. Slightly different versions highlighting the information most appropriate for a particular audience would be written for the media ...

Google previewThe Disney Song Encyclopedia (2009)

by Thomas S. Hischak, Mark A. Robinson

The Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater” is the gentle farewell song sung by the Mouseketeers at the end of each episode of the popular television show The Mickey Mouse Club (1955). jimmie Dodd, the adult host of the show, wrote the pastiche ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

Alma Mater (1971), When the Bough Breaks (1971), The ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide (2008)

by Irving Epstein

Web Sites Alma Mater digital (dirigida a los estudiantes universitarios) [Alma Mater digital edition (journal directed to university students)], http://www. Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau [Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Humor Studies (2014)

by Salvatore Attardo

Mount Holyoke College's alma mater, for example, begins with the line “O Mount Holyoke, we pay thee devotion”; the song parody begins, “O Mount Holyoke, we pay thee tuition.” Besides the alma mater, college fight songs and cheers are ...

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