Definitions

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

  • n. One who is enrolled or attends classes at a school, college, or university.
  • n. One who studies something: a student of contemporary dance.
  • n. An attentive observer: a student of world affairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who studies a particular academic subject.
  • n. A person seriously devoted to some subject, whether academic or not.
  • n. A person enrolled at a university.
  • n. A schoolchild.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person engaged in study; one who is devoted to learning; a learner; a pupil; a scholar; especially, one who attends a school, or who seeks knowledge from professional teachers or from books
  • n. One who studies or examines in any manner; an attentive and systematic observer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A studious person; one who practises studying or investigation; one given to the study of books or the acquisition of knowledge: as, a student of science or of nature.
  • n. A person who is engaged in a course of study, either general or special; one who studies, especially with a view to education of a higher kind; an advanced scholar or pupil: as, an academical or college student; a student of theology, law, medicine, or art.

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

  • n. a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
  • n. a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

Etymologies

Middle English, alteration (influenced by Latin studēre, to study) of studient, studiant, from Old French estudiant, one who studies, from present participle of estudier, to study, from Medieval Latin studiāre, from Latin studium, study; see study.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin studens, present participle of studere ("to study"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Here he rubbed shoulders with the future leaders of the Third Reich, including Heinrich Himmler, then an agronomy student active in the fraternities, a breeding ground for the budding ­student nationalist movement.

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  • This achieves similar results, except saying hello to each student in the @student array.

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  • The term student-athlete meant something to Shannon.

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  • It seems that Randy Shannon lost his job because he believed too much in the term student-athlete.

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  • A well-trained, prize-winning violin student is fascinated by a girl who follows her passion.

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  • Together, they have made Jahlil understand which side of the hyphen he will value most in the term student-athlete.

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  • Oliver epitomized the term student-athlete, with the emphasis on student. ''

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