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STUDENT, noun [Latin See Study.]

1. A person engaged in study; one who is devoted to learning, either in a seminary or in private; a scholar; as the students of an academy, of a college or university; a medical student; a law student

2. A man devoted to books; a bookish man; as a hard student; a close student

Keep a gamester from dice, and a good student from his books.

3. One who studies or examines; as a student of natures works.