Definitions for: Scholar


[n] someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
[n] a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
[n] a student who holds a scholarship



Webster (1913) Definition: Schol"ar, n. [OE. scoler, AS. sc[=o]lere, fr. L.
scholaris belonging to a school, fr. schola a school. See
School.]
1. One who attends a school; one who learns of a teacher; one
under the tuition of a preceptor; a pupil; a disciple; a
learner; a student.

I am no breeching scholar in the schools. --Shak.

2. One engaged in the pursuits of learning; a learned person;
one versed in any branch, or in many branches, of
knowledge; a person of high literary or scientific
attainments; a savant. --Shak. Locke.

3. A man of books. --Bacon.

4. In English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to
the foundation of a college, and receives support in part
from its revenues.

Syn: Pupil; learner; disciple.

Usage: Scholar, Pupil. Scholar refers to the instruction,
and pupil to the care and government, of a teacher. A
scholar is one who is under instruction; a pupil is
one who is under the immediate and personal care of an
instructor; hence we speak of a bright scholar, and an
obedient pupil.

Synonyms: assimilator, learner, scholarly person, student

See Also: academician, alum, alumna, alumnus, Arabist, bibliographer, Crichton, Desiderius Erasmus, doctor, Dr., Edmond Malone, Edmund Malone, educatee, Erasmus, Geert Geerts, generalist, Gerhard Gerhards, goliard, grad, graduate, grind, historian, historiographer, human, humanist, individual, initiate, intellect, intellectual, James Crichton, learned person, licentiate, Lorenzo de Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Malone, Marcus Terentius Varro, master, medieval Schoolman, memoriser, memorizer, mortal, musicologist, nerd, person, pundit, pupil, quick study, reader, Renaissance man, Rhodes scholar, salutatorian, salutatory speaker, savant, scholiast, schoolman, Sinologist, somebody, someone, soul, swot, The Admirable Crichton, tutee, valedictorian, valedictory speaker, Varro, wonk

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