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Definition of the noun alumnus

What does alumnus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alumni

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

Alternative definition of the noun alumnus


  1. a male pupil or student
  2. a male graduate
  3. a student
  4. a graduate


Alumnus is a fictional character from the 1991 film Necessary Roughness.

Phrases with Alumnus

  1. Rubus Alumnus
  2. Rhagio Alumnus
  3. Tabanus Alumnus
  4. Nautilus Alumnus
  5. Chrysotimus Alumnus
  6. Platypalpus alumnus
  7. species Rubus alumnus
  8. Species Rhagio Alumnus
  9. Species Tabanus Alumnus
  10. Species Nautilus Alumnus
  11. Species Chrysotimus Alumnus
  12. species Platypalpus alumnus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alumnus

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Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers and linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

Though many people today use alumnus: to mean males and females alike, alumnus is a male graduate ofa school, college, or university; alumna, a female graduate. Alumni are the male or the male and female graduates ofa school, college, ...

Google previewThe Engaging Manager (2012)

The Joy of Management and Being Managed by A. Furnham

An alumnus is a former member, employee, contributor, student or associate of an organization. Alumni are defined by where they were once taught, worked or played – in one way or another were imprisoned. Schools and universities have ...

Google previewO.A.C. Alumnus (1921)

"Since the Alumnus is a living directory we desire your help in keeping it alive. One of the ways to do this is to keep up your own dues. Another way to help is to show your copies of the magazine to your alumni friends who do not receive it, and ...

Google previewOhio State University Monthly (1920)

by Ohio State University. Alumni Association

The following letter from an eminent alumnus is an obvious challenge of educational methods as they operate at Ohio State and other universities nowadays. Recent endowment fund campaigns, totaling more than $200,000,000, for colleges ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

Although alumnus is a masculine noun in Latin, it can refer either to a male or to a female ex-student. The feminine alumna (/ә'lʌmnә/, uh-lum-nuh), plural alumnae (/ә'lʌmnʌɪ/, uh-lum-ny) also exists, but is rather less common than alumnus.

Google previewThe Michigan Technic (1934)

The Michigan Alumnus is the organ which brings that knowledge to them. Through the medium of the Alumni Ten-Year Program opportunity is offered for making gifts to Michigan in accordance with the needs and desires of the University.

Google previewA Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought (2009)

by John H. Y. Briggs

Alumnus, IBTS, Prague, Czech Republic. (AAP) Peck, Anthony A. (United Kingdom) General Secretary, EBF. (AB) Bârzu, Adrian (Romania) Alumnus, IBTS, Prague ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

alumnus. (stressed on the second syllable) means a former student or pupil, and comes from a Latin word meaning 'nursling'. It is more common in AmE than in BrE. The plural form is alumni (pronounced niy) and the female form is alumna ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

alumnus. A. Sense. This term is obsolete as a legalism for foster-child; today it refers to a former student, esp. a male student, of a particular school, esp. an ...

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2014)

Volume 2: The Americas by Arthur Holmberg, Carlos Solorzano

a company alumnus whose provocative dance explorations of issues such as AIDS {in Early Departures) have placed him at the forefront of contemporary Canadian choreography. Another Canadian choreographer of international ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

alumnus. 24 already adv. 1 before the time in question. 2 expressing surprise that something has happened so soon or early. alright adj., adv., & exclam. var. of all right. The spelling alright is best avoided in formal writing; use all right instead.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present (2009)

From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman

During the following years Morehouse was led by its first alumnus, Hugh Gloster, whose presidency from 1967 led to the building of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, the introduction of a dual-degree engineering program that ...

Google previewDictionary, Grades 6 - 12 (2012)

Classic Reference Library by American Education Publishing

alumnus. geological cyclic information, containing calendars with weather forecasts, natural phenomenal information, and other facts. al•might•y adj. Having absolute power; possessing the highest authority. almighty n. [cap., with the] Almighty ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

and a monastery alumnus, Faustus, bishop of Riez (c. 408-495), went further, arguing that because God had created human nature, nothing, not even sin, could destroy it ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1U1M3N1U1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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