Student meaning

sto͝od'nt, styo͝od'-
The definition of a student is someone who is learning at a school, or in any teaching environment.

An example of a student is a second grader.

An example of a student is someone going to a university.

An example of a student is someone learning to cook in their kitchen.

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One who is enrolled or attends classes at a school, college, or university.
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A person who studies, or investigates.

A student of human behavior.

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A person who is enrolled for study at a school, college, etc.
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(figuratively) A person seriously devoted to some subject, whether academic or not.

He is a student of life.

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(chiefly North America) A schoolchild.
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A person enrolled at a university.

The students were out raising funds for rag week.

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A person who studies a particular academic subject.

A student of philosophy.

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Origin of student

  • Middle English alteration (influenced by Latin studēre to study) of studient, studiant from Old French estudiant one who studies from present participle of estudier to study from Medieval Latin studiāre from Latin studium study study
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin studens, present participle of studere (“to study").
    From Wiktionary