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[stood-nt, styood-] /ˈstud nt, ˈstyud-/
a person formally engaged in learning, especially 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.
Origin of student
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin student- (stem of studēns), present participle of studēre to take pains; see -ent; replacing Middle English studiant, aphetic variant of estudiant < Old French, noun use of present participle of estudier to study
Related forms
studentless, adjective
studentlike, adjective
antistudent, noun, adjective
nonstudent, noun
1, 2. See pupil1 .
Pronunciation note
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Examples from the web for student
  • Instead the focus on literacy and numeracy is gradually squeezing opportunity for student directed learning out of the curriculum.
  • Many experts think students shouldn't borrow beyond the federal student loan limits each year.
  • But many of the student leaders appear articulate and reasonable.
  • If a dam is built nearby, say, the student who represents water should tug on the yarn.
  • Any teacher can tell you that smarts alone do not a good student make.
  • Once it has been posted on the site, the student is notified.
  • If you're a college student thinking about becoming a scientist, now is the time to apply for summer internships.
  • There is no on-campus accommodation but plenty of student housing is available close by.
  • Have each student commit to doing an exploration activity on the date of their birthday each month.
  • Every student should take part in his or her group's presentation.
British Dictionary definitions for student


  1. a person following a course of study, as in a school, college, university, etc
  2. (as modifier): student teacher
a person who makes a thorough study of a subject
Word Origin
C15: from Latin studēns diligent, from studēre to be zealous; see study
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Word Origin and History for student

late 14c., from Old French estudient "one who is studying," from Medieval Latin studiare "to study," from Latin studium (see study). Student-teacher is attested from 1907.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for student

stuck with

past participle

phr Burdened with; saddled with: Imagine being stuck with a moniker like that all your life (1848+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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student in Technology

D.G. Bobrow 1964. Early query system. Sammet 1969, p.664.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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