Definitions for: Study


[n] a detailed critical inspection
[n] preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
[n] a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
[n] a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
[n] applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
[n] attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
[n] a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
[n] a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
[n] a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
[n] someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study"
[v] be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
[v] learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
[v] be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
[v] consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
[v] think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
[v] give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"



Webster (1913) Definition: Stud"y, n.; pl. Studies. [OE. studie, L. studium, akin
to studere to study; possibly akin to Gr. ? haste, zeal, ? to
hasten; cf. OF. estudie, estude, F. ['e]tude. Cf. Etude,
Student, Studio, Study, v. i.]
1. A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence,
application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any
subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.

Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in
study. --Bp. Fell.

Study gives strength to the mind; conversation,
grace. --Sir W.
Temple.

2. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention;
meditation; contemplation.

Just men they seemed, and all their study bent To
worship God aright, and know his works. --Milton.

3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any
object of attentive consideration.

The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament,
are her daily study. --Law.

The proper study of mankind is man. --Pope.

4. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary
work. ``His cheery little study.'' --Hawthorne.

5. (Fine Arts) A representation or rendering of any object or
scene intended, not for exhibition as an original work of
art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance
of the maker; as, a study of heads or of hands for a
figure picture.

6. (Mus.) A piece for special practice. See Etude.


Stud"y, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Studied; p. pr. & vb. n.
Studying.] [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. ['e]tudier. See
Study, n.]
1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon
anything in thought; to muse; to ponder. --Chaucer.

I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable.
--Swift.

2. To apply the mind to books or learning. --Shak.

3. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous. --1 Thes. iv. 11.


Stud"y, v. t.
1. To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose
of learning and understanding; as, to study law or
theology; to study languages.

2. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study
the work of nature.

Study thyself; what rank or what degree The wise
Creator has ordained for thee. --Dryden.

3. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in
committing to memory; as, to study a speech.

4. To make an object of study; to aim at sedulously; to
devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of
others; to study variety in composition.

For their heart studieth destruction. --Prov. xxiv.
2.

Synonyms: analyse, analyze, bailiwick, branch of knowledge, canvass, cogitation, consider, contemplate, discipline, examine, field, field of study, hit the books, learn, meditate, read, report, sketch, subject, subject area, subject field, survey, take, work

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