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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. attentive consideration and meditation; " after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
  4. give careful consideration to; " consider the possibility of moving"
  5. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; " He is meditating in his study"
  6. learn by reading books; " He is studying geology in his room"; " I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
  7. be a student of a certain subject; " She is reading for the bar exam"
  8. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; " this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
  9. preliminary drawing for later elaboration; " he made several studies before starting to paint"
  10. a detailed critical inspection
  11. a room used for reading and writing and studying; " he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
  12. a state of deep mental absorption; " she is in a deep study"
  13. 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"
  14. a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; " a study in spiccato bowing"
  15. be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
  16. someone who memorizes quickly and easily ( as the lines for a part in a play); " he is a quick study"
  17. 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.
  18. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
  19. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
  20. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.
  21. 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.
  22. A piece for special practice. See Etude.
  23. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
  24. To apply the mind to books or learning.
  25. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
  26. 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.
  27. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.
  28. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. To devote oneself closely to books and learning, or to any subject of inquiry; to reflect.
  32. Studying.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Application of the mind; mental examination; meditation; subject of thought; branch of learning; room for study; a sketch.
  37. To apply the mind to any subject; meditate.
  38. To apply the mind to; examine closely; consider attentively; arrange by thought.
  39. To apply oneself to the acquisition of knowledge; examine; meditate upon.
  40. The act of studying.
  41. A department of knowledge.
  42. In art, a first sketch.
  43. A room devoted to study.
  44. Earnest endeavor.
  45. 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.
  46. To apply the mind to, for the purpose of learning and understanding; to consider attentively; to con over.
  47. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to apply the mind to books; to endeavour diligently.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
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Usage examples for study

  1. Adrian went away, returning with the answer that the Junker might wait in his father's study. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Are you crazy to study? – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  3. But at the end of it he knew no more what he was going to do than when he left Miss Horn in the study. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  4. Mrs. Bundercombe's face was a study. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Let us set ourselves again to the study of Christ. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  6. Then she could study this evening, after all. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  7. The course of study should be a means, not an end; it should be a servant and not a master. – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  8. But the few things they did study were well learned; so that Abby's reading was a pleasure to hear. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  9. Why didn't you study the matter until you understood it? – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  10. His own face was a study! – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  11. But he had already begun to study. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  12. Our gods are not something we study, they're what we are. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  13. Hang it all, if we're making a study of him we're making a study. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  14. " You can study with cousin Eloise and me, if you'd like to," said Jewel eagerly. – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  15. Then the king sat in a study, and bade his men fetch his horse as fast as ever they might. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  16. She drew back to go up- stairs, and met her husband coming slowly out of the study. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  17. She'd study it with all her might! – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  18. Making a study of them two for a book? – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
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