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1. A person engaged in study; one who is devoted to learning; a learner; a pupil; a scholar; especially, one who attends a school, or who seeks knowledge from professional teachers or from books; as, the students of an academy, a college, or a university; a medical student; a hard student. Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good student from his book. (Shak)

2. One who studies or examines in any manner; an attentive and systematic observer; as, a student of human nature, or of physical nature.

Origin: L. Studens, -entis, Of studere to study. See Study.