What does scholar mean?

Definitions for scholar
ˈskɒl ərschol·ar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scholar.

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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The scholarly, rational, and constructive criticism on that place, proves its effectiveness, where the rays of instinct and vision entirely remove the jealousy from the heart and pride, from the mind. Otherwise that both poisons, are the abstract of the ignorance, and on the level of knowledge and skill, even kill a scholar too.

  2. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    “Philosopher, observer, scholar of our time; Original creator accepting no blunders, Emphasizing the gala of the pen, he ponders The tomes of literary jewels for life's rime!”

  3. Ahmed Moosa:

    If the Bible is inspired, then it should be a book that no man - no number of men - could produce. It should contain the perfection of philosophy. It should perfectly accord with every fact in nature. There should be no mistakes in astronomy, geology, or as to any subject or science. Its morality should be the highest, the purest. Its laws and regulations for the control of conduct should be just, wise, perfect, and perfectly adapted to the accomplishment of the ends desired. It should contain nothing calculated to make man cruel, revengeful, vindictive or infamous. It should be filled with intelligence, justice, purity, honesty, mercy, and the spirit of liberty. It should be opposed to strife and war, to slavery and lust, to ignorance, credulity, and superstition. It should develop the brain and civilise the heart. It should satisfy the heart and brain of the best and wisest. It should be true”. “Does the Bible satisfy this standard?” Robert G. Ingersoll, renowned Bible Scholar, in his book, “Lectures and Essays”.

  4. United We Win spokesperson:

    Iowa Democrats want to support a leader with a vision for our country's future, and a Rhodes Scholar mayor is exactly what we need -- but Cory Booker is the only one with a record of delivering real change both in Washington and in Cory Booker own community, our party needs to rally around a candidate with a progressive platform and a pragmatic, results-oriented outlook in order to beat Donald Trump. Cory Booker exemplifies those qualities better than any other candidate, whether they're a fellow Rhodes Scholar mayor or not.

  5. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    Philosopher, observer, scholar of our time; Original creator accepting no blunders, Emphasizing the gala of the pen, he ponders The tomes of literary jewels for life's rime!

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