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Definitions of study

  1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to apply the mind to books; to endeavour diligently. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To apply oneself to the acquisition of knowledge; examine; meditate upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To bestow pains upon: to apply the mind to: to examine closely, in order to learn thoroughly: to form and arrange by thought: to con over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To apply the mind to; examine closely; consider attentively; arrange by thought. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To devote oneself closely to books and learning, or to any subject of inquiry; to reflect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To apply the mind closely to a subject: to try hard: to muse: to apply the mind to books:-pa.t. and pa.p. studied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To apply the mind to any subject; meditate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To fix the mind closely upon a subject in order to understand it; to learn by application; to dwell upon in thought; to muse; to apply the mind to; to consider attentively. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Studying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a detailed critical inspection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. A piece for special practice. See Etude. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To apply the mind to books or learning. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. The application of the mind to the gaining of knowledge; any particular branch of learning; a product of study, as a painter's sketch; a piece of music for special practice; a thoughtful state of mind; earnest desire or endeavor; a room set apart for mental work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. A setting of the mind upon a subject: application to books, etc.: absorbed attention: contrivance: any object of attentive consideration: any particular branch of learning: a place devoted to study. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Application of the mind; mental examination; meditation; subject of thought; branch of learning; room for study; a sketch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. The act of studying. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A department of knowledge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. In art, a first sketch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A room devoted to study. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Earnest endeavor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. The application of the mind or thoughts to a subject for the purpose of learning what was not before known; deep attention; any particular branch of learning on which the mind may be set in order to its acquirement; subject of attention; a place devoted to study; in the fine arts, a work undertaken for improvement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for study

  1. She drew back to go up- stairs, and met her husband coming slowly out of the study – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. She'd study it with all her might! – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
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