1 a learned person, esp. in the humanities
2 a person, esp. a child, who studies; pupil
3 a student of merit at an educational establishment who receives financial aid, esp. from an endowment given for such a purpose
4 (S. African) a school pupil (C14: from Old French escoler, via Late Latin from Latin schola school1)
n (Chess) a simple mate by the queen on the f7 square, achievable by white's fourth move
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