• WordNet 3.6
    • n scholar someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    • n scholar a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    • n scholar a student who holds a scholarship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many scholars believe that an earthquake caused the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, referred to in the Bible as "the smoke of the country." Earthquakes produce massive clouds of dust that resemble billowing smoke.
    • Scholar A man of books.
    • Scholar In English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives support in part from its revenues.
    • Scholar 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.
    • Scholar 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. "I am no breeching scholar in the schools."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scholars estimate that the 66 books of the King James version of the Bible were written by some 50 different authors.
    • n scholar One who receives instruction in a school; one who learns from a teacher; one who is under tuition; a pupil; a student; a disciple.
    • n scholar In English universities, formerly, any student; now, an undergraduate who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives a portion of its revenues to furnish him with the means of prosecuting his studies during the academic curriculum; the holder of a scholarship.
    • n scholar One who learns anything: as, an apt scholar in the school of deceit.
    • n scholar A learned man; one having great knowledge of literature or philology; an erudite person; specifically, a man or woman of letters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scholars have named the highest number that's been counted, a googleplex.
    • n Scholar skol′ar a pupil: a disciple: a student: one who has received a learned education: a man of learning: a savant: in the English universities, an undergraduate partly supported from the revenues of a college
    • n Scholar one who adheres to the method or subtleties of the schools of the middle ages
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  • Lao-Tzu
    “A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    “In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.”
  • Robert Burton
    “A mere scholar, a mere ass.”
  • Leonard Cohen
    “I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    “He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. scoler, AS. scōlere, fr. L. scholaris, belonging to a school, fr. schola, a school. See School


In literature:

Lowell, usually a scholarly poet, spoke to the common people nobly for peace and freedom in the Biglow Papers.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Lorenzo was the head of Florence, and Florence was the head of art, poetry, and all scholarly thought.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
The last occupant of the post had been a scholar of European eminence.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Is a scholar in this great university the world; and the same his book and study.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
The English scholar Alcuin, master of the Cloister School at York, became his chief adviser and tutor.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
The Master must want Humanity, if he advises a Scholar to do any thing to the Prejudice of the Soul.
"Observations on the Florid Song" by Pier Francesco Tosi
It was equally plain that his scholars were entirely accustomed to this state of things, and were careful to follow his example.
"The Chautauqua Girls At Home" by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
Formerly Scholar of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Harkness Scholar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Not unfrequently sixty or seventy, and occasionally more than a hundred scholars occupy a room of this size.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Thus titled foreigners, scholars, and politicians often met at her fireside.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"

In poetry:

Peace is best! If life was hard
Peace came next.
Thus the scholar, thus the bard,
Lies unvext.
"James Lionel Michael" by Henry Kendall
Darling, a scholar's fancies sink
So faint beneath your song;
And you are right, why should we think,
We who are young and strong?
"The Ballad of the Student in the South" by James Elroy Flecker
The end has come, as come it must
To all things; in these sweet June days
The teacher and the scholar trust
Their parting feet to separate ways.
"At School-Close" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sweetest Mercy, your mother taught you
All uses and cares that to maids belong;
Apt scholar to read and to sew she thought you—
She did not teach you that tender song—
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
Even though my lesson be hard it is not hopeless,
For the Lord is patient with his slow scholar;
He will wait awhile for my weakness,
And help me to read the truth through tears.
"Good Teacher" by Henry Van Dyke
Dan's kind of disappointed—he sees he ain't the first;
There wan't the makings of the best, and yet he ain't the worst.
They call him a good scholar; but there's much he's learned in vain,
If he don't think he'd farm it, if he could start again.
"A Farmer's Sorrow" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Buhr Wins Scholar Athlete of Week.
Bunting 's book will not cause scholars to change their evaluation of Grant as one of the worst presidents in US history.
Reza Aslan is a comparative religions scholar.
He is a senior scholar at the Kauffman Foundation and a fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at HarvardUniversity.
Osama bin Laden has cited Islamic law to justify his terror against the United States, a view that most Islamic scholars say is a gross distortion.
I'm not a constitutional scholar.
(AP) — For 54 years, the University of Missouri Press has showcased the state's history, culture and authors to readers close to home and scholars far beyond its borders.
Frank Moore Cross, Biblical Scholar, Dies at 91.
Literature Scholars Focus Annual Meeting on Defending the Value of Their Field.
AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL in Virginia is striving to produce not only young scholars, but Catholics of deep faith.
These "gadflies" include growing ranks of scholars and preservationists from around the nation and the world.
Almost two decades have passed since the end of the cold war, and living in a unipolar world dominated by the US has begun to change the way scholars view the history of twentieth-century Europe.
Biggs is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Michael Adler is a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Abby Robinson is a photographer, writer, educator and a Fulbright Scholar.

In science:

The primary eigenvector has been applied extensively to ranking vertices in all types of networks such as social networks , scholarly networks of articles and journals , and technological networks such as the web citation network .
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks
This section will demonstrate the application of grammar-based random walkers to a scholarly semantic network denoted Gn .
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks
We also thank Goodman, Pollack, and Schneider for providing scholarly background.
Counting the Faces of Randomly-Projected Hypercubes and Orthants, with Applications
This research was partly supported by the NSF grant 0620539, the Cheung Kong Scholars Program and the K. C.
Random Chain Recurrent Sets for Random Dynamical Systems
In the last decade, this problem also began to attract the attention of scholars from theoretical computer science and operations research.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices