study

/ˈstʌdi / (say 'studee)

noun (plural studies)
1. application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection.
2. the cultivation of a particular branch of learning, science, or art: the study of law.
3. a particular course of effort to acquire knowledge: to pursue special medical studies.
4. something studied or to be studied.
5. a thorough examination and analysis of a particular subject.
6. a written account of this.
7. zealous endeavour or assiduous effort.
8. the object of the endeavour or effort.
9. deep thought, reverie, or a state of abstraction: to be in a brown study.
10. a room, in a house or other building, set apart for private study, reading, writing, or the like.
11. Music a composition, usually instrumental, combining the instructive purpose of an exercise with a certain amount of artistic value; an étude.
12. Literature
a. a composition, executed for exercise or as an experiment in a particular method of treatment.
b. such a composition dealing in detail with a particular subject.
13. Art something produced as an educational exercise, or as a memorandum or record of observations or effects, or as a guide for a finished production.
verb (studied, studying)
verb (i)
14. to apply oneself to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, practice, etc.
15. to apply oneself, or endeavour.
16. to think deeply, reflect, or consider.
verb (t)
17. to apply oneself to acquiring a knowledge of (a branch of learning, science, or art, or a subject), especially systematically.
18. to examine or investigate carefully and in detail: *The Irish have got so many things right in the way of breadth of culture and beauty of landscape and talkback radio and lack of snobbery and courtesy of discourse and freedom from burglary and from most known crime, apart from blowing up the English, that one wonders why they have not been studied as a social model by a wondering world. –bob ellis, 2000.
19. to observe attentively; scrutinise: to study a person's face.
20. to read (a book, document, etc.) with careful effort.
21. to seek to learn or memorise, as a part in a play.
22. to give careful consideration to.
23. to aim at; seek to acquire.
{Middle English studie, from Latin studium zeal, application, study, Late Latin a place for study}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • study — [stud′ē] n. pl. studies [ME studie < OFr estudie < L studium, zeal, study < studere, to busy oneself about, apply oneself to, study, orig., prob., to aim toward, strike at, akin to tundere, to strike, beat < IE * (s)teud < base *… …   English World dictionary

  • Study — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Study — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Study — may refer to: * Studying, to acquire knowledge on a subject through concentration on prepared learning materials * Study (drawing), a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece * Study (room), a room in a home used as an …   Wikipedia

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  • study — (v.) early 12c., from O.Fr. estudier to study (Fr. étude), from M.L. studiare, from L. studium study, application, originally eagerness, from studere to be diligent ( to be pressing forward ), from PIE * (s)teu to push, stick, knock, beat (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • study — [n] learning, analysis abstraction, academic work, analyzing, application, attention, class, cogitation, comparison, concentration, consideration, contemplation, course, cramming, debate, deliberation, examination, exercise, inquiry, inspection,… …   New thesaurus

  • Study — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • study — n concentration, application, *attention Analogous words: consideration, contemplation, weighing (see corresponding verbs at CONSIDER): reflection, thought, speculation (see corresponding verbs at THINK): pondering, musing, meditation, rumination …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Study — Study, Eduard, Mathematiker, geb. 23. März 1862 in Koburg, studierte in Jena, Straßburg, Leipzig und München, wurde 1885 Privatdozent in Leipzig, 1888 in Marburg, 1894 außerordentlicher Professor in Bonn, 1897 ordentlicher Professor in Greifswald …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • study — I verb acquire knowledge, analyze, apply the mind, attend, audit, cerebrate, consider, contemplate, devote oneself to, dissect, do research, educate oneself, examine, excogitate, explore, eye, incumbere, inquire into, inspect, intellectualize,… …   Law dictionary

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