noun \ˈskä-lər\

: 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

Full Definition of SCHOLAR

:  a person who attends a school or studies under a teacher :  pupil
a :  a person who has done advanced study in a special field
b :  a learned person
:  a holder of a scholarship

Examples of SCHOLAR

  1. She's a renowned scholar of African-American history.
  2. <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

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

Rhymes with SCHOLAR


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