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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- stu·dent·less, adjective
- stu·dent·like, adjective
- an·ti·stu·dent, noun, adjective
- non·stu·dent, noun
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How to use student in a sentence
The university’s announcement comes as the school celebrates its bicentennial and days after students marched to LeBlanc’s on-campus residence and demanded the closure of the Regulatory Studies Center, the GW Hatchet reported.George Washington University commits to single-use-plastic ban | Lauren Lumpkin | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Schools that have high numbers of students of color suffer chronic underfunding and less support across the country.My great-grandmother Ida B. Wells left a legacy of activism in education. We need that now. | Michelle Duster | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
School systems are reporting alarming numbers of students falling behind.
The deal sets the stage for prekindergarten and special-education students to return to school buildings on Thursday.Chicago reaches deal with teachers to reopen school buildings | Moriah Balingit | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
His family repeatedly sought records from the small local police department on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, desperate to understand the final minutes the 19-year-old college student spent alive.The first state to pass a law protecting police accused of misconduct may also be the first to repeal it. | Ovetta Wiggins | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
According to the USDA, student participation began to fall, with 1.4 million students opting out of the lunch program entirely.
Abraham, a yellow cab driver and student, feels that blacks are targeted unfairly by the police.
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 | Aurora Snow | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
HONG KONG—Last year, I met a Chinese graduate student on a tour of the northeastern United States before his first day at Harvard.
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 | Ben Jacobs | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The student who does not intend to arouse himself need hope for no keen sense of beauty.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
A pupil of her father until his death, when she became a student under Gabriel Max, in Munich, for a year.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
One of them had taken four years of theology, and is an excellent student, and not so fitting for other things.
A story or narrative is invented for the purpose of helping the student, as it is claimed, to memorise it.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for student
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
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