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Meaning of student by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin studens, present participle of studere ( “to study” )



    student ( plural: students )

    1. A person who studies a particular academic subject
      A student of philosophy .
    2. ( figuratively ) A person seriously devoted to some subject, whether academic or not
      He is a student of life .
    3. A person enrolled at a university
      The students were out raising funds for rag week .
    4. ( chiefly North America ) A schoolchild



Definition of student by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Student n. [L. studens, -entis, p. pr. of studere to study. See Study, n.]
    1. A person engaged in study; one who is devoted to learning; a learner; a pupil; a scholar; especially, one who attends a school, or who seeks knowledge from professional teachers or from books; as, “the students of an academy, a college, or a university; a medical student; a hard student.”

    Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good student from his book. Shak.

    2. One who studies or examines in any manner; an attentive and systematic observer; as, “a student of human nature, or of physical nature”.