- 1 a person who is studying at a university or college a medical/science, etc. student a graduate/postgraduate/research student a student teacher/nurse a student grant/loan (= money that is given/lent to students to pay for their studies) student fees (= to pay for the cost of teaching) She's a student at Indiana University. a dramatic increase in student numbers He's a third-year graduate student at the School of Social Work. I did some acting in my student days.
- 2a person who is studying at a school, especially a secondary school a 15-year-old high school student compare pupil see also A student
- 3 student of something a person who is very interested in a particular subject a keen student of human nature
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