from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The methods, discipline, and attainments of a scholar or scholars.
  • noun Knowledge resulting from study and research in a particular field. synonym: knowledge.
  • noun A grant of financial aid awarded to a student, as for the purpose of attending a college.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; learning; erudition.
  • noun Education; instruction; teaching.
  • noun Maintenance for a scholar, awarded by a college, university, or other educational institution; a sum of money paid to a student, sometimes to a university graduate, usually after competition or examination, to support him or to assist him in the prosecution of his studies.
  • noun = Syn.1. Learning, Erudition, etc. See literature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; erudition; learning.
  • noun rare Literary education.
  • noun Maintenance for a scholar; a foundation for the support of a student.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A grant-in-aid to a student.
  • noun The character or qualities of a scholar.
  • noun The activity, methods or attainments of a scholar.
  • noun uncountable The sum of knowledge accrued by scholars; the realm of refined learning.
  • noun Australia, dated The first year of high school, often accompanied by exams that needed to be passed before advancement to the higher grades.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
  • noun financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From scholar +‎ -ship.


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  • financial aid provided for a scholar because of academic merit

    September 2, 2009