- a person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college; pupil: a student at Yale.
- any person who studies, investigates, or examines thoughtfully: a student of human nature.
Origin of student
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Examples from the Web for student
According to the USDA, student participation began to fall, with 1.4 million students opting out of the lunch program entirely.The Republican War on Kale
January 7, 2015
Abraham, a yellow cab driver and student, feels that blacks are targeted unfairly by the police.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
This was also the year Duke University student Belle Knox put college girls on the map.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
The congressman traces his belief in Santa Claus back 40 years, when he was a student going to college “on the GI Bill.”Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus
December 24, 2014
Dean Todd arranged for me to sit behind a screen and talk about my rape for a group of student leaders and activists.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
He was a student working his way to an education, and his example was a help to me.The Bacillus of Beauty
Langdon was a consummate trainer, a student of horse character.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Such a student cannot assume that Paul ever took anything for granted.Understanding the Scriptures
"That is what I have never been able to find out," answered the student.
"I described the giant as he appeared to me," replied the student, rather piqued.
- a person following a course of study, as in a school, college, university, etc
- (as modifier)student teacher
- a person who makes a thorough study of a subject
Word Origin and History for student
late 14c., from Old French estudient "one who is studying," from Medieval Latin studiare "to study," from Latin studium (see study). Student-teacher is attested from 1907.