Schol"ar (?), n. [OE. scoler, AS.
scōlere, fr. L. scholaris belonging to a school,
fr. schola a school. See School.] 1.
One who attends a school; one who learns of a teacher; one under
the tuition of a preceptor; a pupil; a disciple; a learner; a
I am no breeching scholar in the
2. One engaged in the pursuits of learning; a
learned person; one versed in any branch, or in many branches, of
knowledge; a person of high literary or scientific attainments; a
savant. Shak. Locke.
3. A man of books. Bacon.
4. In English universities, an undergraduate
who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives support in
part from its revenues.
Syn. -- Pupil; learner; disciple. -- Scholar,
Pupil. Scholar refers to the instruction, and
pupil to the care and government, of a teacher. A
scholar is one who is under instruction; a pupil is one
who is under the immediate and personal care of an instructor; hence
we speak of a bright scholar, and an obedient pupil.