scholar

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noun schol·ar \ ˈskä-lər \

Definition of scholar

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

Examples of scholar in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of scholar from the Web

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Origin and Etymology 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


SCHOLAR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of scholar for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SCHOLAR Defined for Kids

scholar

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noun schol·ar \ ˈskä-lər \

Definition of scholar for Students

1 :a student in a school :pupil
2 :a person who knows a great deal about one or more subjects :a learned person


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