a detailed critical inspection
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"
report, study, written report(noun)
a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
"this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
a state of deep mental absorption
"she is in a deep study"
a room used for reading and writing and studying
"he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick(noun)
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"
preliminary drawing for later elaboration
"he made several studies before starting to paint"
attentive consideration and meditation
"after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
"he is a quick study"
a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
"a study in spiccato bowing"
analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas(verb)
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"
be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
give careful consideration to
"consider the possibility of moving"
learn, study, read, take(verb)
be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam"
study, hit the books(verb)
learn by reading books
"He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
study, meditate, contemplate(verb)
think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
"He is meditating in his study"
A state of mental perplexity or worried thought.
Thought, as directed to a specific purpose; one's concern.
My study was to avoid disturbing her.
Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning.
The study of languages is fascinating.
The act of studying; examination.
I made a careful study of his sister.
A room in a house intended for reading and writing; traditionally the private room of the male head of household.
Father spends all his time in the study poring over manuscripts.
An artwork made in order to practise or demonstrate a subject or technique.
To revise materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.
To take a course or courses on a subject.
I study medicine at the university.
To acquire knowledge on a subject.
Biologists study living things.
To look at minutely.
He studied the map in preparation for the hike.
Origin: studie, from estudie, from studium.
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
mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation
any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration
a building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work
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
a piece for special practice. See Etude
to fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder
to apply the mind to books or learning
to endeavor diligently; to be zealous
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
to consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature
to form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech
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
Origin: [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. tudier. See Study, n.]
A study is a room in a house which is used for paperwork, computer work, or reading. Historically, the study of a house was reserved for use as the private office and reading room of a family father as the formal head of a household, but today studies are generally either used to operate a home business or else open to the whole family. A typical study might contain a desk, chair, computer, a desk lamp or two, and bookshelves. A spare bedroom is often utilized as a study, but many modern homes have a room specifically designated as a study. Other terms used for rooms of this nature include den, home office, or library. The study developed from the closet or cabinet of the Renaissance onwards. The advent of electronic communication and computer technology has widened the appeal of dedicated home working areas, with nearly 20% of all working adults in the United States reporting that they undertake at least some work from home as part of their primary employment.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stud′i, v.t. to bestow pains upon: to apply the mind to: to examine closely, in order to learn thoroughly: to form and arrange by thought: to con over.—v.i. to apply the mind closely to a subject: to try hard: to muse, meditate, reflect: to apply the mind to books:—pa.t. and pa.p. stud′ied.—n. a setting of the mind upon a subject, earnest endeavour, application to books, &c.: absorbed attention: contrivance: any object of attentive consideration: any particular branch of learning: a room devoted to study: a first sketch from nature, a drawing or painting hastily done to facilitate later and more elaborate work, a student's exercise in painting or sculpture: a composition in music intended to help in acquiring mechanical facility: in theatrical phrase, one who commits a part to memory.—adj. Stud′ied, qualified by, or versed in, study: learned: planned with study or deliberation: premeditated.—adv. Stud′iedly, in a studied or premeditated manner.—n. Stud′ier, one who studies. [O. Fr. estudie (Fr. étude)—L. studium, zeal; Gr. spoudē, zeal.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'study' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #458
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'study' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1702
Rank popularity for the word 'study' in Nouns Frequency: #68
Rank popularity for the word 'study' in Verbs Frequency: #242
The numerical value of study in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of study in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our study highlights the importance of building integrative models to study complex human diseases.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
This study echoes our study in New Zealand by suggesting that behavior is the main risk factor for fatal ATV accidents.
First, the scientists included both mom and dad in the same study - most studies on parents ’ biology study either mom or dad, second, they track the couples through time and at many time points during the pregnancy.
Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.
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- دراسة, درس, تعلمArabic
- вучыцца, вучыцьBelarusian
- уча, изучавам, учение, изучаване, уча сеBulgarian
- শিক্ষা, শিক্ষা করাBengali
- estudiar, estudiCatalan, Valencian
- studium, pracovna, studie, studovat, učit, studovnaCzech
- studere, læreDanish
- Studie, studieren, Studium, Arbeitszimmer, lernenGerman
- διάβασμα, μελέτηGreek
- studo, esploro, studadoEsperanto
- estudio, estudiar, examinarSpanish
- درس خواندن, مطاله, خواندن, مطاله کردن, درس, مطالعهPersian
- tutkielma, tutkimus, opiskelu, opiskella, tutkia, etydi, opinto, työhuone, lukeaFinnish
- étude, étudier, faire des étudesFrench
- seomra staidéir, staidéarIrish
- seòmar-rannsachaidhScottish Gaelic
- estudo, estudarGalician
- पढ़ाई, पढ़नाHindi
- etidye, etidHaitian Creole
- dolgozószoba, tanulás, tanulmány, tanHungarian
- սովորել, ուսում, ուսանել, ուսումնասիրելArmenian
- lærdómur, læra, rannsókn, könnun, rannsóknarefni, stúdera, fræðigrein, námsefni, lesherbergi, bókaherbergi, nám, bóknám, fræðiiðkan, athugun, lesa, skoðun, lesstofa, etýða, æfingIcelandic
- studio, studiolo, studiare, studiaItalian
- 学習, 勉強, 学ぶ, 書斎Japanese
- სწავლობს, სწავლაGeorgian
- 공부, 학습, 學習, 工夫Korean
- tablinum, studiumLatin
- работна собаMacedonian
- studeerkamer, studiezaal, studie, studeren, lerenDutch
- studium, lære, studereNorwegian
- ółtaʼNavajo, Navaho
- studiować, nauka, uczyć się, wpatrywać sięPolish
- estudo, escritório, estudar, aprender, aprendizado, examinarPortuguese
- studiere, învăța, studiu, studiaRomanian
- учиться, изучать, изучить, обучаться, учение, кабинет, этюд, учить, изучение, исследование, исследовать, готовитьсяRussian
- učiť, študovaťSlovak
- studera, läsa, studie, lära, pluggaSwedish
- ศึกษา, เรียนThai
- öğrenmek, incelemek, çalışmak, okumakTurkish
- учитися, вчити, вчитися, учити, навчатисяUkrainian
- پڑھنا, پڑھایٔUrdu
- aniqlamoq, oʻrganmoqUzbek
- học tập, nghiên cứu, học nghề, 學習, họcVietnamese
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