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Study meaning

study - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. someone who memorizes quickly and easily ( as the lines for a part in a play); " he is a quick study"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
  4. 4. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
  5. 5. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A piece for special practice. See Etude.
  8. 8. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
  9. 9. To apply the mind to books or learning.
  10. 10. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.
  13. 13. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Application of the mind; mental examination; meditation; subject of thought; branch of learning; room for study; a sketch.
  16. 16. To apply the mind to any subject; meditate.
  17. 17. To apply the mind to; examine closely; consider attentively; arrange by thought.

study - examples of usage

  1. Down they went into Mr. Hilbery's study, where they began to look among his books. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It was downstairs in Mr. Hilbery's study. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " One of the rooms," he said, " must be my study, for, you see, Mary, I'm going to write a book." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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