- a learned or erudite person, especially one who has profound knowledge of a particular subject.
- a student; pupil.
- a student who has been awarded a scholarship.
Origin of scholar
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Examples from the Web for scholar
The Austria-based restaurant was first noted by the scholar and monk Albuin, who was a devout follower of Charlemagne.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
But Moglen, an Internet scholar, has developed something closer to a philosophy.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook
November 12, 2014
His great-grandfather, David Yellin, was a prominent Zionist scholar and Israeli pioneer.
The first article, published in March 2000, was on atonality by a scholar at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
“The song was awkward for Marxist critics because of its apathetic character,” the scholar Franz Mennemeier noted.Brecht's Mercenary Mother Courage Turns 75
September 10, 2014
He was not only a Quichua scholar, but also accomplished and well read.Apu Ollantay
"But there came an end of ftes" said the scholar, who read in books and newspapers.
"But he disappeared—the emperor disappeared—he vanished," persisted the scholar.
They stood at the desk, teacher and scholar, Howard bending over his slate.
Not a king's scholar but answered to his name; and Tom signed the roll for the first time.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
- a learned person, esp in the humanities
- a person, esp a child, who studies; pupil
- a student of merit at an educational establishment who receives financial aid, esp from an endowment given for such a purpose
- Southern African a school pupil
Word Origin and History for scholar
Old English scolere "student," from Medieval Latin scholaris, noun use of Late Latin scholaris "of a school," from Latin schola (see school (n.1)). Greek scholastes meant "one who lives at ease." The Medieval Latin word was widely borrowed, e.g. Old French escoler, French écolier, Old High German scuolari, German Schüler. The modern English word might be a Middle English reborrowing from French. Fowler points out that in British English it typically has been restricted to those who attend a school on a scholarship.