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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of studere; STUDY1

student

noun
     
stu‧dent S1 W1 [countable]
1 someone who is studying at a university, school etc [↪ pupil]
student at
a first year student at the University of Oslo
law/medical/engineering etc student
A lot of art students live in this dorm.
student teacher/nurse (=someone who is learning to be a teacher or nurse)
A/B/C etc student American English (=someone who always earns A's etc for their work)
mature student
2

be a student of something

to be very interested in a particular subject:
He's obviously an excellent student of human nature.
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student, schoolchild, pupil
In British English, a student usually means someone who has finished school and is studying at university We met when we were students. student accommodation Children who go to school can be called schoolchildren, schoolboys or schoolgirls A group of schoolchildren got on the bus. The children at a particular school can be called its pupils Pupils at the school were sent home early. In American English, student is the usual word for anyone who is studying at school or college.GRAMMAR To say that someone is studying at a particular university, use at She's a student at York University. A student of literature, law etc studies that subject, but it is more usual to say 'a literature/law student'.

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