student

noun, often attributive
stu·​dent | \ ˈstü-dᵊnt How to pronounce student (audio) , ˈstyü-, chiefly Southern -dənt\

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for student

Synonyms

pupil, scholar

Antonyms

nonstudent

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Examples of student in a Sentence

a group of college students She is a student at Georgetown University.

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Kate is committed to supporting young people and children in England, and the 'Mentally Healthy Schools' initiative is part of her move to ensure that schools are equipped to support the mental health needs of their students. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wore the Smartest Tweed Suit to the Mental Health in Education Conference," 13 Feb. 2019 Teachers often have to pay for these classroom items out of their own pockets, so donating new goodies that will inspire their students to get creative can be a major help and cost savings. Shelby Deering, Country Living, "5 Party Ideas That Give Back to Your Community," 1 Nov. 2018 Withers was there when Wilson covered one of the era’s iconic events, the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., by nine black students. Clifford Thompson, WSJ, "‘A Spy in Canaan’ and ‘Bluff City’ Review: Reporter and Informer," 22 Feb. 2019 And one in four students currently in medical school is studying to become a D.O., according to a 2017 AOA report. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and Should You See One?," 6 Feb. 2019 And there’s some data to suggest that drop in participation is led by white students. Brian Resnick, Vox, "What a lifetime of playing football can do to the human brain," 4 Feb. 2019 Meghan Racklin is a writer and law student in New York. Meghan Racklin, Glamour, "The New Abortion Underground Starts with Information," 22 Jan. 2019 Most notable might be Irvine01, built by high school students from six schools in Irvine, California. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Rocket Lab Debuts Low-Cost Rocket in First Commercial Launch," 12 Nov. 2018 Parents can speak frankly with principals and teachers about what is being taught in the classroom and how these lessons are being learned by the students. Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Racism and Patriarchy Is Taught at School," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of student

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for student

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

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student

noun

English Language Learners Definition of student

: a person who attends a school, college, or university
: a person who studies something

student

noun
stu·​dent | \ ˈstü-dᵊnt How to pronounce student (audio) , ˈstyü-\

Kids Definition of student

: a person who studies especially in school : pupil

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