A pupil particularly a graduate of a college or other seminary of mastering
- an individual who has received a diploma from a school (senior school or university or college)
- A pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or any other seminary of understanding.
youngster what type features nursed ; a foster-child. Dig. 40, 2, 14. One informed at a college or seminary is called an "alumnus" thereof.
1640s, from Latin alumnus "a pupil," literally "foster child," vestigial present passive participle of alere "to nourish" (see old), with ending similar to Greek -omenos. Plural is alumni. Fem. is alumna (1882), fem. plural alumnae.
(letter.) A pupil; specially, a graduate of a college or any other seminary of understanding.