Alumnus meaning

ə-lŭm'nəs
A person who has attended or is a graduate of a particular school, college, etc.
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Anyone formerly trained, employed, etc. by a particular organization or institution.
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A male graduate or former student of a school, college, or university.
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A male graduate.
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A male pupil or student.
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A student.
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A graduate.
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The definition of an alumnus is someone who previously attended or graduated from a particular school, college or university or someone who had a former association with a particular organization.

An example of an alumnus is someone who graduated from Harvard.

An example of an alumnus is someone who previously worked for a specific large company.

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Origin of alumnus

  • Latin pupil from alere to nourish al-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowed from Latin alumnus (literally “foster child, nourished one”).
    From Wiktionary