Study Definition

studied, studies, studying
The act or process of applying the mind so as to acquire knowledge or understanding, as by reading, investigating, etc.
Webster's New World
An act or effort made in the pursuit of knowledge.
Applied himself to his studies.
American Heritage
A branch of learning or knowledge.
Urban studies is a popular major.
Webster's New World
Careful attention to, and critical examination and investigation of, any subject, event, etc.
Webster's New World
Attentive examination or analysis.
The new drug is still under study.
American Heritage Medicine
studied, studies, studying
To apply one's mind to attentively; try to learn or understand by reading, thinking, etc.
To study history.
Webster's New World
To be a student; take a regular course (at a school or college)
Webster's New World
To examine or investigate carefully.
To study the problem of air pollution.
Webster's New World
To make earnest efforts; try hard.
Webster's New World
To take a course in, as at a school or college.
Webster's New World
study up on
  • to make a careful study of
Webster's New World

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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Study

  • 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

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