Definitions for: Student


[n] a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
[n] a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines



Webster (1913) Definition: Stu"dent, n. [L. studens, -entis, p. pr. of studere to
study. See Study, n.]
1. A person engaged in study; one who is devoted to learning;
a learner; a pupil; a scholar; especially, one who attends
a school, or who seeks knowledge from professional
teachers or from books; as, the students of an academy, a
college, or a university; a medical student; a hard
student.

Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good student
from his book. --Shak.

2. One who studies or examines in any manner; an attentive
and systematic observer; as, a student of human nature, or
of physical nature.

Synonyms: educatee, pupil, scholar, scholarly person

See Also: academician, alum, alumna, alumnus, Arabist, art student, auditor, bibliographer, catechumen, college boy, college man, collegian, crammer, Crichton, Desiderius Erasmus, doctor, Dr., Edmond Malone, Edmund Malone, enrollee, Erasmus, Etonian, Geert Geerts, generalist, Gerhard Gerhards, goliard, grad, graduate, historian, historiographer, humanist, initiate, intellect, intellectual, James Crichton, law student, learned person, licentiate, Lorenzo de Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent, major, Malone, Marcus Terentius Varro, master, medical student, medico, medieval Schoolman, musicologist, neophyte, nonachiever, nonreader, overachiever, passer, pundit, reader, Renaissance man, salutatorian, salutatory speaker, savant, scholiast, schoolman, seminarian, seminarist, Sinologist, sixth-former, skipper, teacher-student relation, The Admirable Crichton, underachiever, underperformer, valedictorian, valedictory speaker, Varro, withdrawer, Wykehamist

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