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"scholar" in British English

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scholarnoun [C]

uk   /ˈskɒl.ər/  us   /ˈskɑː.lɚ/
C1 a ​person who ​studies a ​subject in ​greatdetail, ​especially at a ​university: a ​classics/​history scholar Dr Miles was a distinguished scholar ofRussianhistory. informal someone who is ​intelligent or good at ​learning by ​studying: David's never been much of a scholar.

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(Definition of scholar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scholarnoun [C]

 us   /ˈskɑl·ər/
a ​person with ​greatknowledge, usually of a ​particularsubject A scholar is also a ​student who has been given a ​college or ​universityscholarship (= ​money to ​pay for ​studies).
(Definition of scholar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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