What does Scholar mean?

Definitions for Scholar
ˈskɒl ərSchol·ar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentnoun

    a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

  2. learner, scholar, assimilatornoun

    someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs

  3. scholarnoun

    a student who holds a scholarship

Wiktionary

  1. scholarnoun

    A student; one who studies at school or college.

    Etymology: From scoler, from scolere, from scholaris, from schola, equivalent to .

  2. scholarnoun

    A specialist in a particular branch of knowledge.

    Etymology: From scoler, from scolere, from scholaris, from schola, equivalent to .

  3. scholarnoun

    A learned person; a bookman.

    Etymology: From scoler, from scolere, from scholaris, from schola, equivalent to .

  4. scholarnoun

    One who educates themself for their whole life.

    Etymology: From scoler, from scolere, from scholaris, from schola, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scholarnoun

    one who attends a school; one who learns of a teacher; one under the tuition of a preceptor; a pupil; a disciple; a learner; a student

  2. Scholarnoun

    one engaged in the pursuits of learning; a learned person; one versed in any branch, or in many branches, of knowledge; a person of high literary or scientific attainments; a savant

  3. Scholarnoun

    a man of books

  4. Scholarnoun

    in English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives support in part from its revenues

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scholar

    skol′ar, n. a pupil: a disciple: a student: one who has received a learned education: a man of learning: a savant: in the English universities, an undergraduate partly supported from the revenues of a college.—ns. Schol′arch, the head of a school of philosophy; Schol′arism, the affectation of scholarship.—adjs. Schol′ar-like, Schol′arly, like or becoming a scholar.—n. Schol′arship, the character of a scholar: learning: maintenance for a scholar, a benefaction, the annual proceeds of a bequest permanently invested for this purpose.—adj. Scholas′tic, pertaining to a scholar or to schools: scholar-like: pertaining to the schoolmen: excessively subtle: pedantic.—n. one who adheres to the method or subtleties of the schools of the middle ages.—adv. Scholas′tically, in a scholastic manner: according to the methods of the schools of philosophy.—n. Scholas′ticism, the aims, methods, and products of thought which constituted the main endeavour of the intellectual life of the middle ages: the method or subtleties of the schools of philosophy: the collected body of doctrines of the schoolmen. [Low L. scholaris—L. schola.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. scholar

    1. An ornate fossil. 2. A deadly ptomain that infests all forms of dynamic thought. 3. An impenetrable mass of matter that contains within itself the principle of unchangeability. 4. A turtle on whose shell is carved certain hieroglyphic lettering; such as, Ph. D., M. D., LL. D. 5. A medieval owl that roosts in universities, especially those that are endowed. 6. A plaster-of-Paris convolute. 7. A man, long on advice but short on action, who thinks he thinks. 8. One who draws his breath and salary. 9. Anybody with a bulging brow and no visible means of support.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Scholar' in Nouns Frequency: #1984

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scholar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scholar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Scholar in a Sentence

  1. Lao Tzu:

    A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

  2. John Tantillo:

    Being a true scholar means considering all opinions NOT just the ones we agree with.

  3. Richard V. Spencer:

    Rear Admiral Chatfield is a historic choice for The Naval War College. She is the embodiment of the type of warrior-scholar we need now to lead this storied institution as it educates our next generation of leaders, as our Education for Seapower( E4S) Study noted, our capacity for critical thinking in an age of increasing complexity will be our most important strategic advantage. Rear Admiral Chatfield will play a pivotal role in leading The Naval War College as The Naval War College integrates into the new Naval University system we are now establishing to foster a culture of continuous learning in the naval services.

  4. Justice Sonia Sotomayor:

    He was a towering figure who will be remembered as one of the most important figures in the history of the Supreme Court and a scholar who deeply influenced our legal culture.

  5. J. Frank Dobie:

    in the university I am a wild man; in the wilds I am a scholar and a poet

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