Scholar Definition

skŏlər
scholars
noun
scholars
A learned person.
Webster's New World
A specialist in a particular branch of learning, esp. in the humanities.
A Mark Twain scholar.
Webster's New World
A student given scholarship aid.
Webster's New World
Any student or pupil.
Webster's New World
The definition of a scholar is a learned or well-educated person, especially one who excels in a particular field or subject.
A person who gets a masters degree is an example of a scholar.
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Other Word Forms of Scholar

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scholar
Plural:
scholars

Origin of Scholar

  • Middle English scoler from Old French escoler and from Old English scolere both from Medieval Latin scholāris from Late Latin of a school from Latin scola, schola school school1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English scoler, from Old English scōlere (“scholar, learner"), from Late Latin scholāris, from schola (“school"), equivalent to school +"Ž -er.

    From Wiktionary

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