student - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    someone who goes to a university, college, or school

    Jennifer is one of my best students.

    a physics/art student

    a first-year/final-year student

    a student nurse/teacher (=someone who is learning to be a nurse or teacher)

    1. a.
      mainly American a child who goes to school
  2. 2
    someone who is very interested in a particular subject
    student of:

    He’s a great footballer and a keen student of the game.