Study meaning

stŭdē
Study is to spend time learning about or investigating a subject.

An example of study is when you go to the library and read your books for class.

An example of study is when a scientists observes rats to find out how the brain works.

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The act or process of applying the mind so as to acquire knowledge or understanding, as by reading, investigating, etc.
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Careful attention to, and critical examination and investigation of, any subject, event, etc.
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Study is the act of learning and spending time discovering information or an academic work or investigation about a particular thing or subject area.

An example of study is learning about science or the study of science.

An example of study is a publication in a journal of science.

An example of study is research conducted into evolution.

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A state of mental absorption; reverie.
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To give attention, thought, or consideration to.

Studying possible changes.

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A room, as in a house, designed for study, writing, reading, etc.
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To pursue a course of study.

Studied at Yale.

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A room intended or equipped for studying or writing.
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A state of mental absorption.

She is in a deep study.

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(music) A composition intended as a technical exercise.
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To try to memorize.

Studied the lines for her role in the play.

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(medicine) A diagnostic test.
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(medicine) To perform a diagnostic test on (a part of the body, for example).
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To apply oneself to learning, especially by reading.

Studied for the exam.

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To ponder; reflect.
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Formal education; schooling.
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A product of studying.
  • An essay or thesis embodying the results of a particular investigation.
  • A work of literature or art treating a subject in careful detail and typically done as an exercise in technique, etc.
  • A first sketch for a story, picture, etc.
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A person with reference to the ability to memorize, comprehend, etc.

A quick study.

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To apply one's mind to attentively; try to learn or understand by reading, thinking, etc.

To study history.

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To take a course in, as at a school or college.
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To be a student; take a regular course (at a school or college)
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(usually academic) To revise materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.

Students are expected to start studying for final exams in March.

I need to study my biology notes.

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(academic) To take a course or courses on a subject.

I study medicine at the university.

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To acquire knowledge on a subject.

Biologists study living things.

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Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning.

The study of languages is fascinating.

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The act of studying; examination.

I made a careful study of his sister.

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Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
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A room in a house intended for reading and writing; traditionally the private room of the male head of household.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
    His cheery little study.

Father spends all his time in the study poring over manuscripts.

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To study something.
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(medicine) A diagnostic test.
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An earnest effort or intention.
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To make earnest efforts; try hard.
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To meditate; ponder.
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(medicine) To perform a diagnostic test on a part of the body.
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To look at minutely.

He studied the map in preparation for the hike.

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To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
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To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.

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

My study was to avoid disturbing her.

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(music) A piece for special practice; an etude.
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A noteworthy or interesting example.

He is a study in contradictions.

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

A study of heads or of hands for a figure picture.

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study up on
  • to make a careful study of
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

study up on

Origin of study

  • Middle English studie from Old French estudie from Latin studium from studēre to study

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English studie, from Old French estudier (Modern French étudier), from Latin studium.

    From Wiktionary

  • In sense of private room, from Italian studiolo. Cognate to studio, also from Italian.

    From Wiktionary