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 study study

noun

  • ( ) a detailed critical inspection  ( study, survey )
    a detailed critical inspection
  • ( ) applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)  ( work, study )
    applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
     mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    mastering a second language requires a lot of work
     no schools offer graduate study in interior design
    no schools offer graduate study in interior design
  • ( ) a room used for reading and writing and studying  ( study )
    a room used for reading and writing and studying
     he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study
    he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study
  • ( ) a state of deep mental absorption  ( study )
    a state of deep mental absorption
     she is in a deep study
    she is in a deep study
  • ( ) a written document describing the findings of some individual or group  ( report, written report, study )
    a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
     this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
    this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • ( ) a branch of knowledge  ( field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, discipline )
    a branch of knowledge
     in what discipline is his doctorate?
    in what discipline is his doctorate?
     teachers should be well trained in their subject
    teachers should be well trained in their subject
     anthropology is the study of human beings
    anthropology is the study of human beings
  • ( ) preliminary drawing for later elaboration  ( sketch, study )
    preliminary drawing for later elaboration
     he made several studies before starting to paint
    he made several studies before starting to paint
  • ( ) attentive consideration and meditation  ( study, cogitation )
    attentive consideration and meditation
     after much cogitation he rejected the offer
    after much cogitation he rejected the offer
  • a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique  ( study )
    a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
     a study in spiccato bowing
    a study in spiccato bowing
  • someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)  ( study )
    someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
     he is a quick study
    he is a quick study
  • verb

  • ( ) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning  ( examine, study, canvass, analyse, analyze )
    consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
     analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
     analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
     analyze your real motives
    analyze your real motives
  • ( ) be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning  ( study )
    be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
  • ( ) give careful consideration to  ( consider, study )
    give careful consideration to
     consider the possibility of moving
    consider the possibility of moving
  • ( ) be a student of a certain subject  ( read, study, take, learn )
    be a student of a certain subject
     She is reading for the bar exam
    She is reading for the bar exam
  • ( ) learn by reading books  ( hit the books, study )
    learn by reading books
     He is studying geology in his room
    He is studying geology in his room
     I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now
    I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now
  • ( ) think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes  ( contemplate, meditate, study )
    think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
     He is meditating in his study
    He is meditating in his study


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