scholar

[ skol-er ]
/ ˈskɒl ər /
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noun

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.

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Origin of scholar

First recorded before 1000; from Late Latin scholāris, equivalent to Latin schol(a)school1 + -āris-ar1; replacing Middle English scoler(e),Old English scolere, from Late Latin, as above

synonym study for scholar

2. See pupil1.

OTHER WORDS FROM scholar

schol·ar·less, adjectivenon·schol·ar, nounnon·schol·ar·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scholar

scholar
/ (ˈskɒlə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of scholar

scholarly, adjectivescholarliness, noun

Word Origin for scholar

C14: from Old French escoler, via Late Latin from Latin schola school 1
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