alumnus, alumna, alumni

An alumnus is a male graduate of some institution, usually a college or university. An alumna is a woman graduate. Respective plurals are alumni and alumnae. The term alumni is now often used to refer to men and women graduates of coeducational institutions. To refer to graduates as alum or alums is nonstandard."Beth is an alumna of Smith College." "Barbara and Roberta are alumnae of Mount Holyoke College." "Jack is an alumnus of Duke University." "Joy, Jill, and Tom are alumni of Dartmouth College."

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  • alumna — See alumnus, alumna, alumni …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • alumnus — See alumnus, alumna, alumni …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • alumni — See alumnus, alumna, alumni …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Alumni — ist der Plural von Alumnus (siehe unten). Umgangssprachlich steht Alumni heute für Veranstaltungen und Organisationen, die sich um die Erhaltung der Beziehungen zwischen Ehemaligen (Auszubildende, Studierende und Mitarbeiter) bemühen. Oft erfolgt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alumnus — Old girl redirects here. For the Australian Rules Football ground, see Victoria Park, Melbourne. Alumni redirects here. For the Argentine football team, see Alumni Athletic Club. An alumnus (plural alumni), according to the American Heritage… …   Wikipedia

  • alumnus — noun a) a male pupil or student b) a male graduate See Also: alum, alumna, alumni …   Wiktionary

  • alumnus — (n.) 1640s, from L. alumnus a pupil, lit. foster son, vestigial present passive participle of alere to nourish (see OLD (Cf. old)), with ending akin to Gk. omenos. Plural is alumni. Fem. is alumna (1882), fem. plural alumnae …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 (plural alumnae,… …   Modern English usage

  • alumnus — ► NOUN (pl. alumni; fem. alumna, pl. alumnae) ▪ a former pupil or student of a particular school, college, or university. ORIGIN Latin, pupil , from alere nourish …   English terms dictionary

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