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Study

Stud´y
n.1.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.
Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in study.
- Bp. Fell.
Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace.
- Sir W. Temple.
2.Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
3.Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
The proper study of mankind is man.
- Pope.
4.A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.
5.(Fine Arts) A representation or rendering of any object or scene intended, not for exhibition as an original work of art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance of the maker; as, a study of heads or of hands for a figure picture.
6.(Mus.) A piece for special practice. See Etude.
v. i.1.To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
[imp. & p. p. Studied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Studying .]
2.To apply the mind to books or learning.
3.To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
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.
2.To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.
3.To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
4.To make an object of study; to aim at sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of others; to study variety in composition.
For their heart studieth destruction.
- Prov. xxiv. 2.
Noun1.study - a detailed critical inspection
Synonyms: survey
2.study - applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
Synonyms: work
3.Studystudy - a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
4.study - a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
5.study - a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
6.study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
7.study - preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
Synonyms: sketch
8.study - attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
Synonyms: cogitation
9.study - someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study"
10.study - a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
Verb1.study - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
2.study - be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
3.study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
Synonyms: consider
4.study - be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
Synonyms: learn, read, take
5.study - learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
Synonyms: hit the books
6.study - think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
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clinical diagnosis, close study, closet, colloquium, comment upon, commit to memory, commitment to memory, composition, con, concentrate on, concentration, concern, conference, conning, consider, consideration, consulate, contemplation, contemplativeness, controvert, core curriculum, corporate headquarters, counsel, course, course of study, cram, cramming, crayon, creation, curriculum, cytodiagnosis, daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, deal with, debate, debating, deep study, deep thought, deliberate, deliberate upon, deliberation, delineation, den, department of knowledge, depth of thought, descant, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, diagnosis, diagram, dialectic, dialogue, differential diagnosis, dig, digest, digital examination, discipline, discourse, discourse about, discuss, discussion, disquisition, dissertation, domain, doodle, draft, drawing, dream, dreaming, drill, ebauche, effect, elective, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography, 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learn about, learn by heart, learn verbatim, learning, learning by heart, legation, lesson, lessons, liberal arts, library, line drawing, loft, logical analysis, logical discussion, look at, look lively, look out, look over, look sharp, looking back, lucubrate, lucubration, main office, major, mammography, masterpiece, masterwork, meaning, meditate, meditation, melancholy, memoir, memorization, memorize, memorizing, mental labor, mind, minor, miss nothing, mobile, monitor, monograph, monomania, mooning, moonraking, morceau, motive, mull over, muse on, musefulness, museum piece, musing, muted ecstasy, natural science, nisus, nocturne, note, nude, observe, obsession, office, old master, ology, open discussion, open forum, opus, oral examination, orchestration, outline, overhaul, overhauling, overlook, pandect, panel discussion, paper, paragraph, parrot, pass over, pass under review, pastel, pasticcio, pastiche, pay attention, pay heed, peer at, pen-and-ink, pencil drawing, pensiveness, perlustration, perpend, perusal, peruse, physical diagnosis, physical examination, piece, piece of virtu, pipe dream, pipe-dreaming, plan, play around with, play with, plunge into, point, ponder, pondering, pore over, postmortem, postmortem diagnosis, practice, preliminary study, preoccupation, production, profound thought, program music, project, prolegomenon, proposal, proseminar, prospectus, province, pure science, purpose, quadrivium, quality control, rap, rap session, rapt attention, read, reading, reason, reason about, reason the point, recall, recalling, recite, recollecting, recollection, reconsideration, reflection, reflectiveness, refresher course, regard studiously, remembering, remembrance, reminiscence, repeat, repeat by heart, research, research paper, resolution, resolve, restudy, restudying, retreat, retrospect, retrospection, reverie, review, revolving, ricercar, rote, rote memory, rough copy, rough draft, rough outline, ruminate, rumination, run over, run-through, sail loft, sake, sanctum sanctorum, scan, science, scientific education, score, screed, scrutinize, scrutiny, seek, seminar, serodiagnosis, set an examination, shop, sift, silhouette, silver-print drawing, single-mindedness, sinopia, size, size up, sketch, smear, social science, sonata, sonatina, special article, specialty, speculate, speculation, speculativeness, sphere, stabile, stacks, stargazing, statue, still life, strain, string orchestra, string quartet, strive, striving, struggle, studio, studiousness, studying, subdiscipline, subject, submersion, survey, swat, swatting, sweat, sweat blood, swot, swot up, swotting, symposium, take care, take heed, take stock of, take the measure, take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, technical education, technicology, technics, technology, term paper, test, theme, theme and variations, thesis, think about, think over, thoughtfulness, thresh out, ticket office, town meeting, toy with, tracing, tract, tractate, trance, treat, treatise, treatment, trio, trivium, turn over, urinalysis, uroscopy, variation, ventilate, ventilation, vet, view, vignette, virtu, visitation, wade through, watch out, weighing, wide reading, will, wistfulness, woolgathering, work, work of art, work-up, workroom
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