Definition of "scholar" [schol•ar]

  • A learned person. (noun)
  • A specialist in a given branch of knowledge: a classical scholar. (noun)
  • One who attends school or studies with a teacher; a student. (noun)
  • A student who holds or has held a particular scholarship. (noun)

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Use "scholar" in a sentence
  • "When the participle or the infinitive is used abstractly, without an assumed subject, its attribute complement is also said to be in the nominative case; as, To _be he_ [Footnote: See footnote above.] is to be a scholar; _Being_ a _scholar_ is not _being_ an _idler_."
  • "The word scholar connotes heady intellectuals, buried in books and theories -- but what these kids are really learning is how to act."
  • "I use the term scholar in the literal sense of student and do not claim expert status."