Student definition

sto͝odnt, styo͝od-
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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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(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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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 studies something.

A student of contemporary dance.

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An attentive observer.

A student of world affairs.

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A person who studies a particular academic subject.

A student of philosophy.

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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 is enrolled for study at a school, college, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
student
Plural:
students

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