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Noun: study  stú-dee
  1. Applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    "no schools offer graduate study in interior design";
    - work
  2. A detailed critical inspection
    - survey
  3. A written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale";
    - report, written report
  4. A state of deep mental absorption
    "she is in a deep study"
  5. A room used for reading and writing and studying
    "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
  6. A branch of knowledge
    "anthropology is the study of human beings"; "in what field of study is his doctorate?";
    - discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, bailiwick
  7. Preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    "he made several studies before starting to paint";
    - sketch
  8. Attentive consideration and meditation
    "after much study he rejected the offer";
    - cogitation
  9. Someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
    "he is a quick study"
  10. A composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
    "a study in spiccato bowing"
Verb: study  stú-dee
  1. Be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
  2. Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    "study a sonnet by Shakespeare";
    - analyze [N. Amer], analyse [Brit, Cdn], examine, canvass
  3. Give careful consideration to
    "study the possibility of moving";
    - consider
  4. Be a student of a certain subject
    "She is studying for the bar exam";
    - learn, read, take
  5. Learn by reading books
    "He is studying geology in his room";
    - hit the books
  6. Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
    "He is meditating in his study";
    - meditate, contemplate

Derived forms: studied, studying, studies

Type of: absorption, acquire, acquisition, cerebrate, chew over, cogitate, composition, concentration, contemplate, contemplation, document, domain, drawing, engrossment, examination, excogitate, immersion, knowledge base, knowledge domain, larn, learn, learning, meditate, memoriser [Brit], memorizer, mull, mull over, muse, musical composition, musing, opus, papers, piece, piece of music, ponder, reflect, reflection, reflexion [Brit], room, ruminate, rumination, scrutiny, speculate, think, think over, thoughtfulness, written document

Part of: house

Encyclopedia: Study