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English noun: scholar

1. scholar (person) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines


Synonymsbookman, scholarly person, student


Broader (hypernym)intellect, intellectual


Narrower (hyponym)academician, alum, alumna, alumnus, Arabist, bibliographer, bibliophile, book lover, booklover, bookworm, Cabalist, doctor, Dr., generalist, goliard, grad, graduate, historian, historiographer, humanist, initiate, Islamist, Kabbalist, learned person, licentiate, Masorete, Masorite, Massorete, master, medieval Schoolman, mujtihad, musicologist, pedant, philomath, philosopher, post doc, postdoc, pundit, reader, Renaissance man, Renaissance man, salutatorian, salutatory speaker, savant, scholastic, scholiast, Schoolman, schoolman, Shakespearean, Shakespearian, Sinologist, theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer, valedictorian, valedictory speaker, Vedist


Instance hyponymCrichton, Edmond Malone, Edmund Malone, James Crichton, Lorenzo de'Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Malone, Marcus Terentius Varro, The Admirable Crichton, Varro

2. scholar (person) someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs


Synonymsassimilator, learner


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)dweeb, grind, memoriser, memorizer, nerd, quick study, sponge, swot, tutee, wonk

3. scholar (person) a student who holds a scholarship


Broader (hypernym)educatee, pupil, student


Narrower (hyponym)Rhodes scholar









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