scholar Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “scholar” in the English Dictionary

"scholar" in British English

See all translations

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

"scholar" in American English

See all translations

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 ​university scholarship (= ​money to ​pay for ​studies).
(Definition of scholar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of scholar?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day