scholarship

[skol-er-ship]

noun

learning; knowledge acquired by study; the academic attainments of a scholar.
a sum of money or other aid granted to a student, because of merit, need, etc., to pursue his or her studies.
the position or status of such a student.
a foundation to provide financial assistance to students.

Nearby words

  1. schola cantorum,
  2. scholar,
  3. scholar's mate,
  4. scholarch,
  5. scholarly,
  6. scholastic,
  7. scholastic aptitude test,
  8. scholasticate,
  9. scholasticism,
  10. scholiast

Origin of scholarship

First recorded in 1525–35; scholar + -ship

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British Dictionary definitions for scholarship

scholarship

noun

academic achievement; erudition; learning
  1. financial aid provided for a scholar because of academic merit
  2. the position of a student who gains this financial aid
  3. (as modifier)a scholarship student
the qualities of a scholar
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Word Origin and History for scholarship

scholarship

n.

1530s, "status of a scholar," from scholar + -ship. Meaning "learning, erudition" is from 1580s; sense of "source of funds for support or maintenance of a scholar" is from 1580s.

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