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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 students
  • We will keep resumes on file, and contact students in the event an appropriate internship develops.
  • students, indeed, remember that he was also a prolific pamphleteer of unenviable character and many vicissitudes.
  • It is one of the great tragedies of life that every truth has to struggle to acceptance against honest but mind-blind students.
  • Most of the students went home to spend their vacation.
  • One can, of course, present a neurasthenic or hysteric to the students in a psychiatric lecture.
  • students will explore what artifacts tell us about a culture.
  • Ask students to list all the ways in which human beings affect the lives of wild animals.
  • As students learn to read maps, it is important that they learn how to compare maps that show different types of information.
  • In this lesson, students will identify characteristics of the physical geography of each continent of the world.
  • students should be able to provide examples of affected members of the food chain and demonstrate knowledge of biomagnification.
British Dictionary definitions for students


  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 students



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 students

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.
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