- 1A specialist in a particular branch of study, especially the humanities: a Hebrew scholar a phrase borrowed from the Indian scholar Ananda CoomaraswamyMore example sentences
- It required a cadre of scholars specialized in, and devoted to, the study of organizations.
- These scholars first write brief position papers, which are read by the group.
- This much has been known about Portus for generations as scholars have both read what ancient authors wrote about the harbour and explored the surviving remains.
- 1.1chiefly • archaic A person who is highly educated or has an aptitude for study: Mr Bell declares himself no scholarMore example sentences
- He lived in the imperial capital Beijing from 1523 to 1526 before retiring back to his native city to live the life of a scholar and a gentleman.
- 1.2A university student holding a scholarship: a Rhodes scholarMore example sentences
- He is now a junior and a Point Foundation scholar at Emory University in Atlanta.
- 1.3 • archaic A student or pupil.More example sentences
- At 14 he returned to being a full-time scholar at Dunbar High School, where he excelled at mathematics, and then at 16 he went back to the millwright's trade.
- In Lacedaemon, pedagogues chastised their scholars by biting their thumb.
- She drew attention to the centre's complementary courses aimed at preparing scholars for university entrance.
Old English scol(i)ere 'schoolchild, student', from late Latin scholaris, from Latin schola (see school1).