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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Scholar \Schol"ar\, n. [OE. scoler, AS. sc[=o]lere, fr. L.
scholaris belonging to a school, fr. schola a school. See
1. 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.
I am no breeching scholar in the schools. --Shak.
2. 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. --Shak. Locke.
3. A man of books. --Bacon.
4. In English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to
the foundation of a college, and receives support in part
from its revenues.
Syn: Pupil; learner; disciple.
Usage: Scholar, Pupil. Scholar refers to the instruction,
and pupil to the care and government, of a teacher. A
scholar is one who is under instruction; a pupil is
one who is under the immediate and personal care of an
instructor; hence we speak of a bright scholar, and an
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone
who by long study has gained mastery in one or more
disciplines [syn: scholar, scholarly person, bookman,
2: someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher)
or takes up knowledge or beliefs [syn: learner, scholar,
3: a student who holds a scholarship
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "scholar":
academic, academician, aficionado, amateur, auditor, authority,
autodidact, bookman, bookworm, brain, buff, classicist, clerk,
colossus of knowledge, connoisseur, critic, dilettante, doctor,
educatee, egghead, elder, elder statesman, experimental scientist,
expert, fan, freak, genius, giant of learning, great soul, guru,
highbrow, humanist, illuminate, inquirer, intellect, intellectual,
learned clerk, learned man, learner, literary man, litterateur,
longhair, lover of learning, lover of wisdom, mahatma,
man of intellect, man of learning, man of letters, man of science,
man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind, mentor,
mine of information, monitor, nut, oracle, pedagogue, philologist,
philologue, philomath, philosophe, philosopher, polyhistor,
polymath, practical scientist, praepostor, prefect, professor,
pundit, pupil, rabbi, rishi, sage, sapient, savant, scholastic,
schoolboy, schoolgirl, schoolman, scientist, seer,
self-taught person, specialist, starets, student, studier, teacher,
technical expert, technician, technologist, thinker, trainee,
undergraduate, walking encyclopedia, wise man, wise old man
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