Definition of student in English:
1A person who is studying at a school or college.
- The Board agreed that the Applicant should not be permitted to continue as a graduate student of the University.
- Most of those at the cyber cafe were students studying at local universities.
- Twenty-four male and 29 female first-year psychology students participated to earn credit for their course.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting someone who is studying in order to enter a particular profession: a group of student nurses
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- Initially the suite will be used to train student doctors and nurses, but will eventually be available to all staff.
- It is my dream to see this column included in the syllabus for student doctors and nurses.
- I suspect LamatDance may be student dancers hoping to pass as professionals.
1.2A person who takes an interest in a particular subject: a student of the free market
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- Another example, of more interest to the student of Spinoza, is our knowledge of the validity of an argument.
- Thus this biography will be of interest to any student of the mid-twentieth century South.
- Mr Adams was a keen student of Islamic culture and civilisation, of which he is said to have had a deep understanding.
- (British )Example sentences
- PPARC is government funded to provide research grants and studentships to scientists in British universities.
- Government funded, it provides research grants and studentships to scientists.
- In 1930, the 19-year-old prodigy set sail from Madras to take up a research studentship at Cambridge.
- 2studenty adjective
- (British informal)Example sentences
- Director Penny Woolcock has come up with a fundamentally silly and posturing drama which is so studenty it should have its own library card.
- He's the embodiment of a solid, stolid studenty reality principle, Brit middlebrow popcult mediocrity personified.
- But now it seems just a bit gratuitously surreal and studenty.
Late Middle English: from Latin student- 'applying oneself to', from the verb studere, related to studium 'painstaking application'.
Words that rhyme with studentimprudent, jurisprudent, prudent
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