- a person following a course of study, as in a school, college, university, etc
- (as modifier): student teacher
- a person who makes a thorough study of a subject
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Educationone who is formally engaged in studying, learning, or training at a school.
- one who studies or examines an art, science, etc., thoughtfully:I've long been a student of Chinese pottery.
- Educationa person formally engaged in learning, esp. one enrolled in a school or college;
pupil:a student at Yale.
- any person who studies, investigates, or examines thoughtfully:a student of human nature.
- Old French, noun, nominal use of present participle of estudier to study
- Latin student- (stem of studēns), present participle of studēre to take pains; see -ent; replacing Middle English studiant, aphetic variant of estudiant
- Middle English 1350–1400
- 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See pupil 1.
- See new.