Definitions of study

  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"
  2. 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"
  3. give careful consideration to; " consider the possibility of moving"
  4. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; " He is meditating in his study"
  5. learn by reading books; " He is studying geology in his room"; " I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
  6. be a student of a certain subject; " She is reading for the bar exam"
  7. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; " this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
  8. preliminary drawing for later elaboration; " he made several studies before starting to paint"
  9. a detailed critical inspection
  10. a room used for reading and writing and studying; " he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
  11. a state of deep mental absorption; " she is in a deep study"
  12. 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"
  13. a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; " a study in spiccato bowing"
  14. be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
  15. someone who memorizes quickly and easily ( as the lines for a part in a play); " he is a quick study"
  16. 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.
  17. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
  18. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
  19. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.
  20. 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.
  21. A piece for special practice. See Etude.
  22. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
  23. To apply the mind to books or learning.
  24. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
  25. 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.
  26. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.
  27. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
  28. 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.
  29. The application of the mind to the gaining of knowledge; any particular branch of learning; a product of study, as a painter's sketch; a piece of music for special practice; a thoughtful state of mind; earnest desire or endeavor; a room set apart for mental work.
  30. To devote oneself closely to books and learning, or to any subject of inquiry; to reflect.
  31. Studying.
  32. 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.
  33. To apply the mind closely to a subject: to try hard: to muse: to apply the mind to books:- pa. t. and pa. p. studied.
  34. A setting of the mind upon a subject: application to books, etc.: absorbed attention: contrivance: any object of attentive consideration: any particular branch of learning: a place devoted to study.
  35. Application of the mind; mental examination; meditation; subject of thought; branch of learning; room for study; a sketch.
  36. To apply the mind to any subject; meditate.
  37. To apply the mind to; examine closely; consider attentively; arrange by thought.
  38. To apply oneself to the acquisition of knowledge; examine; meditate upon.
  39. The act of studying.
  40. A department of knowledge.
  41. In art, a first sketch.
  42. A room devoted to study.
  43. Earnest endeavor.
  44. Application of mind to books or to any subject for the purpose of acquiring knowledge or skill in it; attention; meditation; any branch of learning that is studied; subject of attention; an apartment devoted to study or literary employment; a work undertaken for improvement in an art; an artist's sketch for aid in the composition of a larger work.
  45. To apply the mind to, for the purpose of learning and understanding; to consider attentively; to con over.
  46. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to apply the mind to books; to endeavour diligently.
  47. The application of the mind or thoughts to a subject for the purpose of learning what was not before known; deep attention; any particular branch of learning on which the mind may be set in order to its acquirement; subject of attention; a place devoted to study; in the fine arts, a work undertaken for improvement.
  48. To fix the mind closely upon a subject in order to understand it; to learn by application; to dwell upon in thought; to muse; to apply the mind to; to consider attentively.

Usage examples for study

  1. She drew back to go up- stairs, and met her husband coming slowly out of the study. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. She'd study it with all her might! – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster