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schol·ar

 (skŏl′ər)
n.
1.
a. A learned person.
b. A specialist in a given branch of knowledge: a classical scholar.
2. One who attends school or studies with a teacher; a student.
3. A student who holds or has held a particular scholarship.

[Middle English scoler, from Old French escoler and from Old English scolere, both from Medieval Latin scholāris, from Late Latin, of a school, from Latin scola, schola, school; see school1.]

scholar

(ˈskɒlə)
n
1. a learned person, esp in the humanities
2. a person, esp a child, who studies; pupil
3. (Education) a student of merit at an educational establishment who receives financial aid, esp from an endowment given for such a purpose
4. South African a school pupil
[C14: from Old French escoler, via Late Latin from Latin schola school1]
ˈscholarly adj
ˈscholarliness n

schol•ar

(ˈskɒl ər)

n.
1. a learned or erudite person, esp. one who has profound knowledge of a particular subject.
2. a student who has been awarded a scholarship.
3. a student; pupil.
[before 1000; Middle English scoler(e), Old English scolere < Late Latin scholāris= Latin schol(a) school1 + -āris -ar1]

scholar

A scholar is a child or student who has obtained a scholarship, by which they obtain money for their studies from their school or university, or from some other organization.

...a Rhodes scholar.

A person who studies an academic subject and knows a lot about it is sometimes referred to as a scholar. This is a rather old-fashioned use.

...Benjamin Jowett, the theologian and Greek scholar.

scholar

A learned person or a student, especially one who specializes in a particular field or who has received a scholarship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scholar - a learned person (especially in the humanities)scholar - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
academician, schoolman - a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
alumna, alumnus, graduate, grad, alum - a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
Arabist - a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture
bibliographer - someone trained in compiling bibliographies
bibliophile, book lover, booklover - someone who loves (and usually collects) books
Kabbalist, Cabalist - a student of the Jewish Kabbalah
Dr., doctor - a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
goliard - a wandering scholar in medieval Europe; famed for intemperance and riotous behavior and the composition of satirical and ribald Latin songs
historian, historiographer - a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
humanist - a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
learned person, pundit, savant, initiate - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
Islamist - a scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies
licentiate - holds a license (degree) from a (European) university
Masorete, Masorite, Massorete - a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)
master - someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
mujtihad - an Islamic scholar who engages in ijtihad, the effort to derive rules of divine law from Muslim sacred texts
musicologist - a student of musicology
bookworm, pedant, scholastic - a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
philomath - a lover of learning
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
post doc, postdoc - a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree
reader - a person who enjoys reading
Renaissance man - a scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics
generalist, Renaissance man - a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests; "a statistician has to be something of a generalist"
salutatorian, salutatory speaker - a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
scholiast - a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)
medieval Schoolman, Schoolman - a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism
Shakespearean, Shakespearian - a Shakespearean scholar
Sinologist - a student of Chinese history and language and culture
theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
valedictorian, valedictory speaker - the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement
Vedist - a scholar of or an authority on the Vedas
2.scholar - someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefsscholar - someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
memoriser, memorizer - a person who learns by rote
quick study, sponge - someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
dweeb, grind, nerd, swot, wonk - an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
tutee - learns from a tutor
3.scholar - a student who holds a scholarship
Rhodes scholar - a student who holds one of the scholarships endowed by the will of Cecil J. Rhodes that enables the student to study at Oxford University
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

scholar

noun
1. intellectual, academic, man of letters, bookworm, egghead (informal), savant, bluestocking (usually disparaging) The library attracts thousands of scholars and researchers.
2. student, pupil, learner, schoolboy or schoolgirl She could be a good scholar if she didn't let her mind wander so much.
Quotations
"The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr" [Mohammed]

scholar

noun
1. A usually elderly person noted for wisdom, knowledge, and judgment:
2. One who is being educated:
Translations
طالِب حَصَل على مُكافأَهعالِم
učenec-kastipendista
stipendiatvidenskabsmand
tiedemies
ösztöndíjastudós
e-r sem fær námsstyrklærîur maîur, fræîimaîur
moksliškasmoksliškumasmokslostipendininkas
domātājsstipendiātszinātnieks
štipendistaučenec
učenjak
bilginburslu öğrenci

scholar

[ˈskɒləʳ] N
1. (= learned person) → sabio/a m/f; (= expert) → estudioso/a m/f, experto/a m/f
a famous Dickens scholarun conocido especialista en Dickens
I'm no scholaryo apenas sé nada, yo no soy nada intelectual
2. (o.f.) (= pupil) → alumno/a m/f; (= scholarship holder) → becario/a m/f
he's never been much of a scholarnunca fue muy aficionado a los libros
scholar's list (US) (Univ) lista de honor académica DEAN'S LIST

scholar

[ˈskɒlər] nérudit(e) m/f
a classical scholar → un(e) classiciste mf
a Latin scholar → un(e) latiniste mf
a Greek scholar → un(e) helléniste mf

scholar

n
(= learned person)Gelehrte(r) mf; the leading scholars of our timedie führenden Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit; a famous Shakespeare scholarein bekannter Shakespearekenner; I’m no scholarich bin ja kein Gelehrter
(= student)Student(in) m(f), → Schüler(in) m(f)
(= scholarship holder)Stipendiat(in) m(f)

scholar

[ˈskɒləʳ] n (learned person) → erudito/a, studioso/a
a famous Dickens scholar → un noto studioso di Dickens
he's never been much of a scholar → non è mai stato portato per gli studi

scholar

(ˈskolə) noun
1. a person of great knowledge and learning. a fine classical scholar.
2. a person who has been awarded a scholarship. As a scholar, you will not have to pay college fees.
ˈscholarly adjective
having or showing knowledge. a scholarly person; a scholarly book.
ˈscholarliness noun
ˈscholarship noun
1. knowledge and learning. a man of great scholarship.
2. money awarded to a good student to enable him to go on with further studies. She was awarded a travel scholarship.
References in classic literature ?
Earnest young men found the gray-headed scholar as young at heart as they, thoughtful or troubled women instinctively brought their doubts to him, sure of finding the gentlest sympathy, the wisest counsel.
AT THE UNIVERSITY I had the good fortune to come immediately under the influence of a brilliant and inspiring young scholar.
I am no scholar, and I care not who knows it; but, judging from what I have seen, at deer chases and squirrel hunts, of the sparks below, I should think a rifle in the hands of their grandfathers was not so dangerous as a hickory bow and a good flint-head might be, if drawn with Indian judgment, and sent by an Indian eye.
The cobbler wrought upon a shoe; the blacksmith hammered his iron, the soldier waved his glittering blade; the lady raised a tiny breeze with her fan; the jolly toper swigged lustily at his bottle; a scholar opened his book with eager thirst for knowledge, and turned his head to and fro along the page; the milkmaid energetically drained her cow; and a miser counted gold into his strong-box,--all at the same turning of a crank.
In plain prose, here are four whales as well known to the students of Cetacean History as Marius or Sylla to the classic scholar.
He was a handsome man, a good scholar, and had very pleasant manners.
Generally it is the custom for the speech at a veselija to be taken out of one of the books and learned by heart; but in his youthful days Dede Antanas used to be a scholar, and really make up all the love letters of his friends.
Cathy is a sufficiently good little scholar, for her nine years; her mother taught her Spanish herself, and kept it always fresh upon her ear and her tongue by hardly ever speaking with her in any other tongue; her father was her English teacher, and talked with her in that language almost exclusively; French has been her everyday speech for more than seven years among her playmates here; she has a good working use of governess - German and Italian.
He could make those dialect-speaking raftsmen understand him, sometimes, when even young Z had failed with them; and young Z was a pretty good German scholar.
Goddard's school, and somebody had lately raised her from the condition of scholar to that of parlourboarder.
I liked to learn of her: I saw the part of instructress pleased and suited her; that of scholar pleased and suited me no less.
cried Joe, opening his blue eyes wide, "what a scholar you are