Definitions for studyˈstʌd i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection.
the acquisition of knowledge or skill in a particular branch of learning, science, or art:
the study of law.
Often, studies. a student's work at school or college:
to pursue one's studies.
something studied or to be studied.
a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject, phenomenon, etc.
a written account of such an investigation.
a well-defined, organized branch of learning or knowledge.
zealous endeavor or assiduous effort.
the object of such endeavor or effort.
deep thought; reverie.
a room set apart for private study, reading, writing, or the like.
a musical composition whose purpose is to improve a player's technique.
Category: Music and Dance
a literary composition executed for exercise or as an experiment in a particular method of treatment. such a composition dealing in detail with a particular subject, as a single main character.
a work of art produced as an educational exercise, as a memorandum of things observed, or as a guide for a finished work.
Category: Fine Arts
a person in relation to the speed at which he or she can memorize something, esp. an actor in regard to learning lines:
a quick study.
(v.i.)to apply oneself to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading or investigation.
to apply oneself; endeavor.
to think deeply, reflect, or consider.
to take a course of study, as at a college.
(v.t.)to apply oneself to acquiring a knowledge of (a subject).
to examine or investigate carefully and in detail.
to observe attentively; scrutinize:
to study a person's face.
to read carefully or intently.
to endeavor to learn or memorize, as a part in a play.
to give thought to; consider.
Origin of study:
1250–1300; (n.) ME studie < OF estudie < L studium <stud(ēre) to be busy with, devote oneself to
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to learn for school or college
I can't go out, I have to study for a test.; a young woman studying at Oxford; He studied history at Columbia University.; She studied with/under the greatest pianist of her time.
to look at sth for a long time
She was studying the bacteria under the microscope.; He studied her expression.
to research a subject in detail
scientists studying the migration of the birds; He studied how the brain controls movement.
a piece of research
a study on the effects of smoking on teenagers; The study shows/suggests that the bacteria could cause the disease.
the activity of learning and gathering knowledge
a period of intensive academic study; Linguistics is the study of language.
learning about a particular subject
the Institute for Peace Studies; a degree in Religious/Communication/International Studies
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
Translations for study
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of devoting time and attention to gaining knowledge
He spends all his evenings in study; She has made a study of the habits of bees.
- estudoPortuguese (BR)
- das Studieren, die StudieGerman
- studeren; studieDanish
- μελέτη, σπουδέςGreek
- õping, uurimusEstonian
- अध्ययन, पढ़ाई, अनुशीलन, परिशीलनHindi
- učenje, studiranjeCroatian
- tanulmány(ok); tanulmányozásHungarian
- kegiatan belajarIndonesian
- lærdómur; rannsóknIcelandic
- mokymasis, studijavimas, tyrinėjimasLithuanian
- studijas; mācības; pētniecībaLatvian
- kegiatan belajarMalay
- studium, studeringer, lekselesingNorwegian
- studiowanie, naukaPolish
- занятия; исследованиеRussian
- studerande, undersökningSwedish
- araştırma, çalışmaTurkish
- 學習Chinese (Trad.)
- навчання; дослідженняUkrainian
- sự học tập, sự nghiên cứuVietnamese
- 学习Chinese (Simp.)
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