study

study
1 /'stVdi/ noun
1 PIECE OF WORK (C) a piece of work that is done to find out more about a particular subject or problem, and usually includes a written report
(+ of/into): We're doing a study into how much time people spend watching television. | a study of Australian wild birds | make/carry out/conduct a study: a study of children's eating habits carried out in 1976
2 ROOM (C) a room in a house that is used for work or study
3 SCHOOL WORK (U) the activity of studying: Set aside a period of time specifically for study.
4 studies (plural) subjects that people study, especially several related subjects: the Department of Russian Studies
5 ART (C) a small detailed drawing, especially one that is done to prepare for a large painting: Renoir's studies of small plants and flowers
6 MUSIC (C) a piece of music, usually for piano, that is often intended for practice
7 be a study in sth to be a perfect example of something: His face was a study in incredulity.
8 be in a brown study old-fashioned to be thinking deeply about something
2 studied, studying verb
1 (I, T) to spend time reading, going to classes etc in order to learn about a subject: I've been studying English for 6 years. | I can't study with that music playing all the time. | study to be a doctor/lawyer etc: My brother's studying to be an accountant. | study for an exam/diploma etc: I've only got three weeks left to study for my exams. | study under sb (=be trained by a famous teacher): a psychologist who studied under Jung in Zurich
—see know 1
2 (T) to watch and examine something carefully over a period of time in order to find out more about it: Goodall was studying the behavior of gorillas in the wild. | study how/why/when etc: studying how stress affects body chemistry
3 (T) to spend a lot of time carefully examining a plan, document, problem etc: I haven't had time to study the proposals yet.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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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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