What does scholar mean?

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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.

  2. scholarnoun

    A specialist in a particular branch of knowledge.

  3. scholarnoun

    A learned person; a bookman.

  4. scholarnoun

    One who educates themself for their whole life.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SCHOLARnoun

    Etymology: scholaris, Latin; ecalier, French.

    Many times that which deserveth approbation would hardly find favour, if they which propose it were not to profess themselves scholars, and followers of the ancients. Richard Hooker.

    The scholars of the Stagyrite,
    Who for the old opinion fight,
    Would make their modern friends confess
    The diff’rence but from more to less. Matthew Prior.

    This same scholar ’s fate, res angusta domi, hinders the promoting of learning. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    To watch occasions to correct others in their discourse, and not slip any opportunity of shewing their talents, scholars are most blamed for. John Locke.

    To spend too much time in studies, is sloth; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humour of a scholar: they perfect nature, and are perfected by experience. Francis Bacon.

    My cousin William is become a good scholar: he is at Oxford still, is he not? William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

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. Robert Kuttner:

    In terms of sheer experience, Brainard has punched all the tickets. It would be hard to imagine a more mainstream background, for the Wall Street allies of the Biden campaign, Brainard is ideal. As a career scholar and public official, she would presumably be less of a lightning rod for progressive critics than a Wall Street figure.

  2. Charles Cooley:

    It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity.

  3. President Biden:

    Tonight I'dlike to honor someone who dedicated his life to serve this country, justice Breyer, an Army veteran, constitutional scholar, retiring justice of the United States Supreme Court.

  4. Jeffrey Helmreich said.His family:

    He was so intensely human as a scholar. It was so much about learning with his feet, with his heart, with his intuition, with his gut, he talked his way into everyone's hearts and revealed it to the rest of us.

  5. Chuang-tzu:

    He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.

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