It's Merriam Webster's of day four. September third. With indeed, Dot Com job postings you only pay for what you need can pause your account at any time, and there are no long term contracts indeed is offering our listeners a free seventy, five dollars credit to boost the visibility of your job post at indeed dot com slash word terms and conditions apply offer valid through September thirtieth. Today's word is matriculate spelled. M.. R.. I. C. U. L. A. T. matriculate is a verb that means to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university, it can also mean to be enrolled at a college or university. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Washington Post by Ben Gulliver. Vince Carter, the player who would come to be known as half man half amazing matriculated at the University of North Carolina in the fall of nineteen, ninety five. Anybody who has had basic Latin knows that the term Alma mater a fancy way of saying school you attended comes from a phrase that means fostering mother if mater is mother than matriculate probably has something to do with a school nurturing. You just like a good old mom, right? Well, not exactly if you go back far enough matriculate is distantly related to the Latin term matter, but it's maternal associations were lost long ago. Even in terms of Latin history, it is more closely related to the late. Latin. Word Modrica which means public role or register. Matrouh Ula has more to do with being enrolled than being mothered but it is the diminutive form of the Latin Word Matrix, which is the late Latin term used for list or register and referred to female animals kept for the purposes of breeding. With your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Mary. Webster. Dot. com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.