Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A treasury, especially of a public institution or religious order.
  • n. Chiefly British A scholarship granted to a university student in need.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A monetary award to university students that allows them to continue their studies.
  • n. The treasury of a religious order or public institution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The treasury of a college or monastery.
  • n. A scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as in Scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his studies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The treasury of a college or monastery.
  • n. 2 In the universities and colleges of Scotland, a grant of money for a short period of years, obtained by a student, usually by competitive examination, to enable him to prosecute his studies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the treasury of a public institution or religious order

Etymologies

Medieval Latin bursāria, from bursa, purse; see bursa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • scholarship granted to a university student in need

    September 2, 2009