Definitions for scholar
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word scholar.
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
learner, scholar, assimilatornoun
someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
a student who holds a scholarship
A student; one who studies at school or college.
A specialist in a particular branch of knowledge.
A learned person; a bookman.
One who educates themself for their whole life.
Etymology: From scoler, from scolere, from scholaris, from schola, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
A scholar is a person who pursues academic and intellectual activities, particularly academics who apply their intellectualism into expertise in an area of study. A scholar can also be an academic, who works as a professor, teacher, or researcher at a university. An academic usually holds an advanced degree or a terminal degree, such as a master's degree or a doctorate (PhD). Independent scholars, such as philosophers and public intellectuals, work outside of the academy, yet publish in academic journals and participate in scholarly public discussion.
A scholar is an individual who pursues academic and intellectual activities, particularly those that develop expertise in an area of study. This could involve deep research, publishing articles, or teaching in their subject area. Scholars are often associated with universities or research institutions and hold advanced degrees in their fields. They are known for their critical thinking, analytical skills, and contribution to their field of knowledge.
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
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
a man of books
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
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. 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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Scholar is ranked #69392 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Scholar surname appeared 283 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Scholar.
86.2% or 244 total occurrences were White.
7% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
3.8% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.1% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'scholar' in Nouns Frequency: #1984
The numerical value of scholar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of scholar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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.
We are facing a trial in Hulk Hogan’s hometown, which is obviously difficult, like them having a home court advantage, but I think that we will be able to tell our story in a persuasive way, i don’t think you have to be a First Amendment scholar to understand the importance of the story, whether or not it’s about a sex tape or some other piece of leaked info – it is important for a reporter to tell a real story in the face of misinformation out there.
David Rubincam remains certain about the radical motivation of the then-imam from Mohamed Ibrahim. David Rubincam’s an extremist religious zealot of the worst kind … David Rubincam went to the University of al-Madinah in Saudi Arabia. David Rubincam was educated as an Islamic religious scholar. mohamed Ibrahim was over here to raise money through the Hawala system of -- of money transfer to fund them overseas and to recruit people to their cause to actually go back to Somalia to take up arms or go into Ethiopia and take up arms.
I take serious issue when somebody who's done a little non-fighting time in Iraq, and is not a Middle East or Islamic scholar, claims to know better than our President and Secretary of State how to fathom the motivations of terrorists, or how to refer to them beyond the term that best describes them -- terrorists.
The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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Translations for scholar
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- erudiciulino, erudiciuloEsperanto
- estudioso, sabio, docto, erudito, especialistaSpanish
- savant, éruditFrench
- sgoilear, eòlaicheScottish Gaelic
- erudito, docente, professore, dotto, studioso, professoressaItalian
- zinātniece, zinātnieksLatvian
- پوهاندPashto, Pushto
- acadêmico, estudioso, douto, erudito, especialistaPortuguese
- âlim, bilginTurkish
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