student

[ stood-nt, styood- ]
/ ˈstud nt, ˈstyud- /

noun

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.

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Origin of student

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin student- (stem of studēns), present participle of studēre to take pains; see -ent; replacing Middle English studiant, aphetic variant of estudiant < Old French, noun use of present participle of estudier to study

SYNONYMS FOR student

1, 2 See pupil1.

pronunciation note for student

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OTHER WORDS FROM student

stu·dent·less, adjectivestu·dent·like, adjectivean·ti·stu·dent, noun, adjectivenon·stu·dent, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nonstudent

student
/ (ˈstjuːdənt) /

noun

  1. a person following a course of study, as in a school, college, university, etc
  2. (as modifier)student teacher
a person who makes a thorough study of a subject

Word Origin for student

C15: from Latin studēns diligent, from studēre to be zealous; see study
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