study


study
[[t]stʌ̱di[/t]]
studies, studying, studied
1) VERB If you study, you spend time learning about a particular subject or subjects.

...a relaxed and happy atmosphere that will allow you to study to your full potential...

[V n] He went to Hull University, where he studied History and Economics...

[V for n] The rehearsals make it difficult for her to study for law school exams.

2) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl Study is the activity of studying.

...the use of maps and visual evidence in the study of local history...

She gave up her studies to have Alexander.

3) N-COUNT: usu with supp A study of a subject is a piece of research on it.

Recent studies suggest that as many as 5 in 1000 new mothers are likely to have this problem.

...the first study of English children's attitudes.

4) N-PLURAL: supp N You can refer to educational subjects or courses that contain several elements as studies of a particular kind.

Oxford established a centre for Islamic studies following a grant from a Saudi prince...

She is currently doing a business studies course at Leeds.

5) VERB If you study something, you look at it or watch it very carefully, in order to find something out.

[V n] Debbie studied her friend's face for a moment.

6) VERB If you study something, you consider it or observe it carefully in order to be able to understand it fully.

[V n] I know that you've been studying chimpanzees for thirty years now...

[V n] I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.

7) N-COUNT A study by an artist is a drawing which is done in preparation for a larger picture.
8) N-COUNT A study is a room in a house which is used for reading, writing, and studying.
9) See also , case study

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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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