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

  • n. The methods, discipline, and attainments of a scholar or scholars.
  • n. Knowledge resulting from study and research in a particular field. See Synonyms at knowledge.
  • n. A grant of financial aid awarded to a student, as for the purpose of attending a college.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A grant-in-aid to a student.
  • n. The character or qualities of a scholar.
  • n. The activity, methods or attainments of a scholar.
  • n. The sum of knowledge accrued by scholars; the realm of refined learning.
  • n. The first year of high school, often accompanied by exams that needed to be passed before advancement to the higher grades.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; erudition; learning.
  • n. Literary education.
  • n. Maintenance for a scholar; a foundation for the support of a student.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; learning; erudition.
  • n. Education; instruction; teaching.
  • n. Maintenance for a scholar, awarded by a college, university, or other educational institution; a sum of money paid to a student, sometimes to a university graduate, usually after competition or examination, to support him or to assist him in the prosecution of his studies.
  • n. = Syn.1. Learning, Erudition, etc. See literature.

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

  • n. profound scholarly knowledge
  • n. financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit


From scholar +‎ -ship. (Wiktionary)



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