Simple Definition of scholar
: a person who has studied a subject for a long time and knows a lot about it : an intelligent and well-educated person who knows a particular subject very well
: someone who has been given a scholarship
Examples of scholar
She's a renowned scholar of African-American history.
<scholars have long debated whether there is ever such a thing as a truly selfless act>
Origin of scholar
Middle English scoler, from Old English scolere & Anglo-French escoler, from Medieval Latin scholaris, from Late Latin, of a school, from Latin schola school
First Known Use: before 12th century
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