Definitions: (1) devoted to the acquisition of knowledge; (2) characterized by careful attention to facts or truth; diligent; earnest; (3) marked by or suggesting purposefulness; (4) deliberately or consciously planned; (5) fond of or engaged in instruction

Derivation: Latin, “eager, zealous”

• A pupil from whom nothing is ever demanded which he cannot do, never does all he can. — John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) British philosopher & economist
• Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns. — William Penn (1644–1718) English writer & peacemaker