student

noun, often attributive stu·dent \ ˈstü-dᵊnt , ˈstyü- , chiefly Southern -dənt \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of student

1 : scholar, learner; especially : one who attends a school
2 : one who studies : an attentive and systematic observer
  • a student of politics

Examples of student in a Sentence

  1. a group of college students

  2. She is a student at Georgetown University.

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Origin and Etymology of student

Middle English, from Latin student-, studens, from present participle of studēre to study — more at study



STUDENT Defined for English Language Learners

student

noun

Definition of student for English Language Learners

  • : a person who attends a school, college, or university

  • : a person who studies something


STUDENT Defined for Kids

student

noun stu·dent \ ˈstü-dᵊnt , ˈstyü- \

Definition of student for Students

: a person who studies especially in school : pupil


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