student
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈstjuː.dənt/, /ˈst͡ʃuː.dn̩t/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈstu.dn̩t/, /ˈstu.dənt/
Noun

student (plural students)

  1. A person who studies or learns about a particular subject.
    She is a student of human interactions.
    He is a student of life.
    • c. 1601–1602, William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or VVhat You VVill”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene ii], page 271 ↗, column 1:
      I am not tall enough to become the function well, nor leane enough to bee thought a good Studient : but to be ſaid an honeſt man and a good houſkeeper goes as fairely, as to ſay, a carefull man, & a great ſcholler. The Competitors enter.
  2. A person who is formally enrolled at a school, a college or university, or another educational institution.
    The students were out raising funds for rag week.
    1. (in particular) A person who is enrolled at a college or university (as contrasted with a pupil or schoolchild attending a primary or secondary school).
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