- a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university.
- a former associate, employee, member, or the like: He invited all the alumni of the library staff to the party.
Origin of alumnus
Examples from the Web for alumni
A sobering article on gang rape inside a UVA fraternity has Wahoo alumni like myself up in arms.How UVA Is Failing Its Women
November 20, 2014
Everyone wanted to keep Winston on the field, racking up wins and alumni donations.Hey NFL Fans: Ray Rice Isn’t the Problem. You Are.
July 24, 2014
And this autumn, alumni across the nation are beginning a new campaign.
So students, and faculty and alumni, will now get a chance to tell those stories, to tell them in urgent and powerful ways.
People close to Eliezer claim its alumni network represents a fertile source of contributions.Cory Booker’s Rabbis
June 13, 2013
And yet you probably all make one mistake about me: you take me for the alumni of some university.Bonaventure
George Washington Cable
Some alumni might be nostalgic for the Gothic structures of their university days.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The Fisk Idea is an expression often on the lips of its alumni.
In a number of centers a leading association is that of the alumni of Gallaudet College.The Deaf
This march ended at Memorial Hall, where the alumni dinner was served.Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
Booker T. Washington
- mainly US and Canadian a graduate of a school, college, etc
Word Origin and History for alumni
1640s, from Latin alumnus "a pupil," literally "foster son," vestigial present passive participle of alere "to nourish" (see old), with ending akin to Greek -omenos. Plural is alumni. Fem. is alumna (1882), fem. plural alumnae.