• WordNet 3.6
    • n alumnus a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alumnus A pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or other seminary of learning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alumnus A pupil; one educated at a school, seminary, college, or university; specifically, a graduate of any such institution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alumnus al-um′nus one educated at a college is called an alumnus of it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. alere, to nourish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—alĕre, to nourish.


In literature:

He is my nursling, my child, carus alumnus!
"The Magic Skin" by Honore de Balzac
And chance might have made thee an alumnus, like one of those.
"Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Martha Wootton Memorial Hospital was the hobby of an angel alumnus of Silliston.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
When he resigned in 1892 he became an instructor in natural science at Wilberforce University, of which he was an alumnus.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
I'm nothing but an alumnus of Siwash College, which, as you know, is co-educational to a heavenly degree.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
That I have the honor of being an alumnus of that school is one of the best things of which I can boast.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
In 1883 he admitted as a partner James H. Schmelzel, a fellow Columbia alumnus.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
ALUMNUS ETONAE attempts to prove what C. G. L. assumes by a particular instance, taking a garden 6 by 5-1/2.
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
Mr. Van Dorn is a Yale man and a law graduate of that school as well as an alumnus of the college.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Of this latter University Ferrier had been an alumnus, as well as of Oxford.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury

In news:

0 "American Idol" alumnus Constantine Maroulis in a scene from the musical "Rock of Ages".
Ben Lovejoy, a 2007 Dartmouth alumnus and defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is welcomed back to Thompson Arena last night in Hanover.
Chef Guy Fieri is an alumnus of American River College's culinary school and oversees two eateries in the capital region.
Jessica Boyd, a LaRue County High School alumnus, was honored for earning a 4.0 grade point average in her physical therapy doctorate program at the University of Kentucky for the fall semester.
Named Alumnus of the Year.
ELKHART — Local country singer and Jimtown High School alumnus Zach DuBois will perform his album release concert at the Lerner Theatre on Nov 11.
A retired University of Nebraska Extension Educator in GageCounty, has been named the Southeast Community College Distinguished Alumnus for 2012.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Aquinas College will host a preview of a film series on the presidency of Dwight D Eisenhower , produced by Aquinas alumnus George A Colburn, PhD.
Aiken Trials alumnus scores second consecutive victory.
Ray Mattie, a 1984 alumnus, and his wife, Michelle, established the Mattie Family Scholarship at Penn College.
Matt May/Tampa Bay Buccaneers Notre Dame High and Rutgers University alumnus Tiquan Underwood's four-year journey in the NFL has come full circle.
Send "ESU alumnus named American Statistical Association Fellow " to a friend.
JAMES BOND movies since 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" have included Hitchcock-like cameos by Bond co-producer Michael Wilson, an alumnus of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont.
A small plane that spiraled downward and burst into flames after striking a pickup truck shortly after takeoff was carrying two University of Maine students and one alumnus, the school said Saturday.
The University of Maine has identified the three victims of a fiery plane crash as two current students and one alumnus.