mater mater  /ˈmɑ tər/


  • (n) an informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously


  1. He became active in AIDS research at Harvard and at his alma mater, the University of California, Los Angeles.
  2. My alma mater did give me the job, and I stayed for three years.
  3. Here, a freshman at Drexel University shows off a gift from her alma mater; in 1985, the school issued each incoming student a new Microsoft computer.


  1. Baseball: Mater Dei's Charlie Vorsheck commits to Notre Dame

    Charlie Vorsheck, who was part of the outstanding pitching group for Santa Ana Mater Dei last season as a junior, has committed to Notre Dame. He's expected to be the Monarchs' ace in 2014. -- Eric Sondheimer
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Prep baseball: Shelton savors chance to coach at alma mater

    Prep baseball: Shelton savors chance to coach at alma mater by Anthony Cusumano Special To The Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 03:35PM MDT Chris Shelton recalls his first opening day in the Major Leagues. It was in Toronto in 2004, and the wide-eyed Cottonwood graduate was awestruck. From his perspective, he had arrived. “I had my first at-bat against Roy Halladay, and it was kind of overwhelming ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Football: Mater Dei's Lockett, Santa Marg.'s Sweet headed to Pac-12 camps

    Mater Dei senior-to-be cornerback Jonathan Lockett and Santa Margarita junior-to-be wide receiver...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Orange County Register


  1. "I want to thank Dan Guerrero for the opportunity to coach at my alma mater," Dorrell said in a statement. "I know that the program is in much better shape than when I inherited it and I believe that it is ready to flourish. I am proud of...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Karl Dorrell Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "If Bob had indicated to us about a year ago this time that he needed something in his contract about his alma mater, then we would have gone on," Wefald said. "We would have looked at somebody else."
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Jon Wefald Source: USA Today

  3. "I am privileged to give even more to my alma mater," Pickens said in a statement. "It gives me great pleasure to make a gift, that when matched by the state, will transform academics at OSU. My goal has always been to make OSU more...
    on May 21, 2008 By: T Boone Pickens Source: Washington Post

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