Definition of Study

1. Noun. A detailed critical inspection.

Exact synonyms: Survey
Generic synonyms: Examination, Scrutiny
Specialized synonyms: Resurvey
Derivative terms: Survey, Survey, Survey

2. Verb. Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning. "Sam and Sue study the movie "; "Analyze your real motives"

3. Noun. Applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading). "No schools offer graduate study in interior design"
Exact synonyms: Work
Generic synonyms: Acquisition, Learning
Derivative terms: Studious

4. Verb. Be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning.
Specialized synonyms: Major
Derivative terms: Student

5. Noun. A written document describing the findings of some individual or group. "This accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"

6. Verb. Give careful consideration to. "Consider the possibility of moving"

7. Noun. A state of deep mental absorption. "She is in a deep study"

8. Verb. Be a student of a certain subject. "She is reading for the bar exam"
Exact synonyms: Learn, Read, Take
Specialized synonyms: Audit, Prepare, Train, Drill, Exercise, Practice, Practise
Derivative terms: Studying

9. Noun. A room used for reading and writing and studying. "He knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
Group relationships: House
Generic synonyms: Room

10. Verb. Learn by reading books. "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
Exact synonyms: Hit The Books
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Larn, Learn
Specialized synonyms: Con, Learn, Memorise, Memorize, Bone, Bone Up, Cram, Drum, Get Up, Grind Away, Mug Up, Swot, Swot Up
Entails: Read
Derivative terms: Studying

11. Noun. A branch of knowledge. "Anthropology is the study of human beings"

12. Verb. Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes. "He is meditating in his study"
Exact synonyms: Contemplate, Meditate
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Derivative terms: Contemplation, Contemplative, Meditation, Meditation, Meditative

13. Noun. Preliminary drawing for later elaboration. "He made several studies before starting to paint"
Exact synonyms: Sketch
Specialized synonyms: Design, Draft, Rough Drawing, Vignette
Generic synonyms: Drawing
Derivative terms: Sketch

14. Noun. Attentive consideration and meditation. "After much cogitation he rejected the offer"
Exact synonyms: Cogitation
Specialized synonyms: Lucubration
Generic synonyms: Contemplation, Musing, Reflection, Reflexion, Rumination, Thoughtfulness
Derivative terms: Cogitate, Cogitate

15. Noun. Someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play). "He is a quick study"
Generic synonyms: Memoriser, Memorizer

16. Noun. A composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique. "A study in spiccato bowing"

Definition of Study

1. n. 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. v. i. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.

3. v. t. 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.

Definition of Study

1. Verb. (context: usually academic) To revise materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination. ¹

2. Verb. (context: academic) To take a course or courses on a subject. ¹

3. Verb. To acquire knowledge on a subject. ¹

4. Verb. To look at minutely. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) A state of mental perplexity or worried thought. ¹

6. Noun. (archaic) Thought, as directed to a specific purpose; one's concern. ¹

7. Noun. Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning. ¹

8. Noun. The act of studying; examination. ¹

9. Noun. A room in a house intended for reading and writing; traditionally the private room of the male head of household. ¹

10. Noun. An artwork made in order to practise or demonstrate a subject or technique. ¹

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Definition of Study

1. to apply the mind to the acquisition of knowledge [v STUDIED, STUDYING, STUDIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Study

study (current term)
study abroad
study buddies
study buddy
study circle
study hall
study halls
study population
stuff and nonsense
stuff one's face
stuff shot
stuff up

Literary usage of Study

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1906)
"INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS ON THE study OF CHURCH HISTORY LITERATURE: Sections on Church History in the Theological Encyclopedias of ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"THE SCOPE AND METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY Psychology a study of conscious processes. " The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us see and perceive all ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER I THE SCOPE AND METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY Psychology a study of conscious processes. " The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us ..."

4. Serving the American Public: Best Practices in Resolving Customer Complaints by Albert Gore, Jr, Al Gore (1997)
"... ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Federal Benchmarking study Team thanks the corporate and government partners who willingly shared their best practices with us. ..."

5. First Standard Manual of Teacher Training by Wade Crawford Barclay (1914)
"WHY THE TEACHER MUST study THE BIBLE The Bible will continue to be, what it has always been, the chief textbook of religious instruction for the Sunday ..."

6. A Civic Biology: Presented in Problems by George William Hunter (1914)
"Biology is the study of living beings, both plant and animal. Inasmuch as man is an animal, the study of biology includes the study of man in his relations ..."

7. An Introduction to Child Psychology by Charles Wilkin Waddell (1918)
"Any sketch of the brief history of the movement for the scientific study of ... We cannot know whether the scientific study of child life has furthered ..."

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