stud|y1 [ `stʌdi ] noun ***
▸ 1 process of learning
▸ 2 college work/subject
▸ 3 research project
▸ 4 room for reading, etc.
▸ 5 first drawing/model/plan
▸ 6 music for practice
1. ) uncount the process of learning about a subject by going to class and reading:
Libraries are not used only for study.
study of: a center for the study of Asian languages
a ) the process of learning about a problem or subject using scientific methods:
the sociological study of crime
2. ) studies plural the work you do while you are at a college or university:
Sarah wants to continue her studies.
a ) a subject that can be studied at a university or college:
environmental/business studies
3. ) count a research project that examines a problem or subject:
The study showed a link between radiation leaks and cancer.
4. ) count a room in a house where you can read or work quietly
5. ) count a first drawing, model, or plan of a work by an artist
6. ) count a piece of music that is written to help people practice a musical instrument
be a study in something
to show a particular emotion or quality by your appearance
a quick study
someone who learns new things quickly
stud|y2 [ `stʌdi ] verb ***
1. ) intransitive or transitive to learn about a subject by going to class:
I wanted to study languages at college.
study for: Janet's studying for a degree in history.
study to be/become something: Michael was studying to be a lawyer.
a ) transitive to learn about a problem or subject using scientific methods:
They will study the effect of technology on jobs.
b ) intransitive to do work such as reading and homework:
You need to study hard if you want to pass.
She shouldn't spend all her time studying.
2. ) transitive to read or look at something very carefully:
I have studied various maps of the area.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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  • study — [stud′ē] n. pl. studies [ME studie < OFr estudie < L studium, zeal, study < studere, to busy oneself about, apply oneself to, study, orig., prob., to aim toward, strike at, akin to tundere, to strike, beat < IE * (s)teud < base *… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [ e]tude. Cf. {Etude}, {Student}, {Studio}, {Study}, v. i.] 1. A setting of the mind or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Study — may refer to: * Studying, to acquire knowledge on a subject through concentration on prepared learning materials * Study (drawing), a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece * Study (room), a room in a home used as an …   Wikipedia

  • study — ► NOUN (pl. studies) 1) the devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge. 2) a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation. 3) a room for reading, writing, or academic work. 4) a piece of work done for practice or as an …   English terms dictionary

  • study — (v.) early 12c., from O.Fr. estudier to study (Fr. étude), from M.L. studiare, from L. studium study, application, originally eagerness, from studere to be diligent ( to be pressing forward ), from PIE * (s)teu to push, stick, knock, beat (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • study — [n] learning, analysis abstraction, academic work, analyzing, application, attention, class, cogitation, comparison, concentration, consideration, contemplation, course, cramming, debate, deliberation, examination, exercise, inquiry, inspection,… …   New thesaurus

  • Study — Stud y, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Studied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Studying}.] [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. [ e]tudier. See {Study}, n.] 1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • study — n concentration, application, *attention Analogous words: consideration, contemplation, weighing (see corresponding verbs at CONSIDER): reflection, thought, speculation (see corresponding verbs at THINK): pondering, musing, meditation, rumination …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Study — Study, Eduard, Mathematiker, geb. 23. März 1862 in Koburg, studierte in Jena, Straßburg, Leipzig und München, wurde 1885 Privatdozent in Leipzig, 1888 in Marburg, 1894 außerordentlicher Professor in Bonn, 1897 ordentlicher Professor in Greifswald …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • study — I verb acquire knowledge, analyze, apply the mind, attend, audit, cerebrate, consider, contemplate, devote oneself to, dissect, do research, educate oneself, examine, excogitate, explore, eye, incumbere, inquire into, inspect, intellectualize,… …   Law dictionary

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