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English Dictionary: study by the DICT Development Group
4 results for study
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a detailed critical inspection
    Synonym(s): survey, study
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): study, work
  3. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
    Synonym(s): report, study, written report
  4. a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
  5. a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick
  7. preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
    Synonym(s): sketch, study
  8. attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
    Synonym(s): cogitation, study
  9. someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study"
  10. a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
  2. be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
  3. give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
    Synonym(s): study, consider
  4. be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
    Synonym(s): learn, study, read, take
  5. learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
    Synonym(s): study, hit the books
  6. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
    Synonym(s): study, meditate, contemplate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [82]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.
      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. [bd]His cheery little study.[b8] --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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Study \Stud"y\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Studied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Studying}.] [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. [82]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.
      2. To apply the mind to books or learning. --Shak.
      3. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous. --1 Thes. iv. 11.
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