Scholar Schol"ar, n. [OE. scoler, AS. sc[=o]lere, fr. L. scholaris belonging to a school, fr. schola a school. See {School}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

I am no breeching scholar in the schools. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. A man of books. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. In English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives support in part from its revenues. [1913 Webster]

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 obedient pupil. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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