Adjective "alma" definition and examples

(Alma may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)


/ˌalmə ˈmɑːtə//ˌalmə ˈmeɪtə/

Definitions and examples


The university, school, or college that one formerly attended.
  1. 'I could get used to Melbourne as an Alma Mater (the weekend turned out to be a wonderful period of revelation in this regard, but more on that later).'
  2. 'Maintain contact with one's Alma Mater as a means of extending one's business and engineering network.'
  3. 'These schools are Kallis’ ‘Alma Mater’: Wynberg Boys High in Cape Town, Selborne College in East London, Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria Boys High in Pretoria.'

More definitions

1. a town in SE Quebec, in SE Canada.

2. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “kind.”. almah [al-muh] /ˈæl mə/ Spell Syllables noun

1. (in Egypt) a woman or girl who dances or sings professionally.

More examples(as adjective)

"universities can be alma."

"maters can be alma."

"schools can be alma."

"colleges can be alma."


(Alma)Mid 17th century (in the general sense ‘someone or something providing nourishment’): Latin, literally ‘generous mother’.