What does Study mean?

Definitions for Study
ˈstʌd istudy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Study.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. survey, studynoun

    a detailed critical inspection

  2. study, worknoun

    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"

  3. report, study, written reportnoun

    a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

    "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"

  4. studynoun

    a state of deep mental absorption

    "she is in a deep study"

  5. studynoun

    a room used for reading and writing and studying

    "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"

  6. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwicknoun

    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"

  7. sketch, studynoun

    preliminary drawing for later elaboration

    "he made several studies before starting to paint"

  8. cogitation, studynoun

    attentive consideration and meditation

    "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"

  9. studynoun

    someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)

    "he is a quick study"

  10. studyverb

    a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique

    "a study in spiccato bowing"

  11. analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvasverb

    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"

  12. studyverb

    be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning

  13. study, considerverb

    give careful consideration to

    "consider the possibility of moving"

  14. learn, study, read, takeverb

    be a student of a certain subject

    "She is reading for the bar exam"

  15. study, hit the booksverb

    learn by reading books

    "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"

  16. study, meditate, contemplateverb

    think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

    "He is meditating in his study"


  1. studynoun

    A state of mental perplexity or worried thought.

  2. studynoun

    Thought, as directed to a specific purpose; one's concern.

    My study was to avoid disturbing her.

  3. studynoun

    Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning.

    The study of languages is fascinating.

  4. studynoun

    The act of studying; examination.

    I made a careful study of his sister.

  5. studynoun

    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.

  6. studynoun

    An artwork made in order to practise or demonstrate a subject or technique.

  7. studyverb

    To revise materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.

  8. studyverb

    To take a course or courses on a subject.

    I study medicine at the university.

  9. studyverb

    To acquire knowledge on a subject.

    Biologists study living things.

  10. studyverb

    To look at minutely.

    He studied the map in preparation for the hike.

  11. Etymology: studie, from estudie, from studium.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STUDYnoun

    Etymology: estude, French; studium, Latin.

    Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace. William Temple.

    Engage the mind in study by a consideration of the divine pleasures of truth and knowledge. Isaac Watts.

    Th’ idea of her life shall sweetly creep
    Into his study of imagination. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing.

    The king of Castile, a little confused, and in a study, said, that can I not do with my honour. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    What can happen
    To me above this wretchedness? All your studies
    Make me a curse like this. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Just men they seem’d, and all their study bent
    To worship God aright, and know his works. John Milton.

    Studies serve for delight in privateness and retiring, for ornament in discourse, and for ability in the judgment and disposition of business. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    Get me a taper in my study, Lucius. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæs.

    Knock at the study, where, they say, he keeps,
    To ruminate strange plots. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.

    Let all studies and libraries be towards the East. Henry Wotton.

    Some servants of the king visited the lodgings of the accused members, and sealed up their studies and trunks. Edward Hyde.

    Both adorn’d their age;
    One for the study, t’ other for the stage. Dryden.

  2. To Studyverb

    Nothing lovelier can be found
    In woman, than to study houshold good. John Milton.

    If a gentleman be to study any language, it ought to be that of his own country. John Locke.

    He hath studied her well, and translated her out of honesty into English. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    Study thyself: what rank, or what degree,
    The wise Creator has ordain’d for thee. John Dryden, Pers.

    You have studied every spot of ground in Flanders, which has been the scene of battles and sieges. Dryden.

    You could, for a need, study a speech of some dozen lines, which I would set down. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

  3. To Studyverb

    Etymology: studeo, Latin; estudier, French.

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

    Study to be quiet, and do your own business. 1 Thes. iv. 11.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Studyverb

    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

  2. Studyverb

    mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation

  3. Studyverb

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

  4. Studyverb

    a building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work

  5. Studyverb

    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. Studyverb

    a piece for special practice. See Etude

  7. Studynoun

    to fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder

  8. Studynoun

    to apply the mind to books or learning

  9. Studynoun

    to endeavor diligently; to be zealous

  10. Studyverb

    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

  11. Studyverb

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

  12. Studyverb

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

  13. Studyverb

    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

  14. Etymology: [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. tudier. See Study, n.]


  1. Study

    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

  1. Study

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. study

    To use the mind to learn, remember and understand.

    We did study various facets of human rights and they remain with you in your consciousness forever.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STUDY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Study is ranked #45253 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Study surname appeared 473 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Study.

    94% or 445 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    1.6% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Study' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #458

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Study' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1702

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Study' in Nouns Frequency: #68

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Study' in Verbs Frequency: #242

Anagrams for Study »

  1. dusty

  2. Dusty

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Study in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Study in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Study in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Woolard:

    Our study suggests that the market is working reasonably well for most consumers, with a range of cards on offer. However, for a significant minority who are in persistent levels of debt, the market could potentially work better.

  2. Amy Farrah Fowler:

    When I was a little girl, I used to dream about my wedding, but eventually I stopped because I thought that day would never come. And then I met you. From the first moment in that coffee shop, I knew that there was something special between us. Even though I did work on a study that disproved love at first sight, clearly it was wrong, because I felt something that day and those feelings have only gotten stronger with time. I can’t imagine loving you more than I do right now, but I felt that way yesterday and the day before yesterday and the day before that.

  3. Thomas Zurbuchen:

    This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft for a living individual, it's a testament to the importance of his body of work, founding a new field of science that also inspired my own research and many important science questions NASA continues to study and further understand every day. I'm very excited to be personally involved honoring a great man and his unprecedented legacy.

  4. Emily Sanford:

    It's really cool for us to know that dogs are so sensitive to human emotional states, it is interesting to think that all these anecdotes of dogs rescuing humans, they could be grounded in truth, and this study is a step toward understanding how those kinds of mechanisms work.

  5. Matt Mountain:

    On Earth, we can predict if it is going to rain pretty much anywhere in the world very accurately, and space weather just isn't there yet, our predictions lag behind terrestrial weather by 50 years, if not more. What we need is to grasp the underlying physics behind space weather, and this starts at the Sun, which is what The Inouye Solar Telescope will study over the next decades.

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Translations for Study

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  • دراسة, درس, تعلمArabic
  • öyrənməkAzerbaijani
  • вучыцца, вучыцьBelarusian
  • уча, изучавам, учение, изучаване, уча сеBulgarian
  • শিক্ষা, শিক্ষা করাBengali
  • estudiar, estudiCatalan, Valencian
  • studium, pracovna, studie, studovat, učit, studovnaCzech
  • astudiaethWelsh
  • studere, læreDanish
  • Studie, studieren, Studium, Arbeitszimmer, lernenGerman
  • διάβασμα, μελέτηGreek
  • studo, esploro, studadoEsperanto
  • estudio, estudiar, examinarSpanish
  • ikasiBasque
  • 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
  • למדHebrew
  • पढ़ाई, पढ़नाHindi
  • etidye, etidHaitian Creole
  • dolgozószoba, tanulás, tanulmány, tanHungarian
  • սովորել, ուսում, ուսանել, ուսումնասիրելArmenian
  • studiarInterlingua
  • belajarIndonesian
  • 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
  • оқуKazakh
  • រៀនKhmer
  • 공부, 학습, 學習, 工夫Korean
  • سه‌عیKurdish
  • окууKyrgyz
  • tablinum, studiumLatin
  • ຮຽນLao
  • studijosLithuanian
  • работна собаMacedonian
  • сурахMongolian
  • belajarMalay
  • 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
  • učitiSlovene
  • studera, läsa, studie, lära, pluggaSwedish
  • చదువుTelugu
  • ศึกษา, เรียนThai
  • öğrenmek, incelemek, çalışmak, okumakTurkish
  • учитися, вчити, вчитися, учити, навчатисяUkrainian
  • پڑھنا, پڑھایٔUrdu
  • aniqlamoq, oʻrganmoqUzbek
  • học tập, nghiên cứu, học nghề, 學習, họcVietnamese
  • studönVolapük
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