- 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
1, 2. See pupil1.
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- 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
C15: from Latin studēns diligent, from studēre to be zealous; see study
Word Origin and History for nonstudent
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper