• WordNet 3.6
    • v study be a student of a certain subject "She is reading for the bar exam"
    • v study learn by reading books; I must hit the books now" "He is studying geology in his room","I have an exam next week"
    • v study be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
    • v 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"
    • v study think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes "He is meditating in his study"
    • v study give careful consideration to "consider the possibility of moving"
    • n study a detailed critical inspection
    • n study preliminary drawing for later elaboration "he made several studies before starting to paint"
    • n study a room used for reading and writing and studying "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
    • n study a state of deep mental absorption "she is in a deep study"
    • n 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"
    • n study attentive consideration and meditation "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
    • n 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"
    • n study a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique "a study in spiccato bowing"
    • n study a written document describing the findings of some individual or group "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
    • n study someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play) "he is a quick study"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology
    • Study A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work. "His cheery little study ."
    • Study (Mus) A piece for special practice. See Etude.
    • Study (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.
    • Study 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 .""Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace."
    • Study Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration. "The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament, are her daily study .""The proper study of mankind is man."
    • Study Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation. "Just men they seemed, and all their study bent
      To worship God aright, and know his works."
    • Study To apply the mind to books or learning.
    • Study 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.
    • Study To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature. "Study thyself; what rank or what degree
      The wise Creator has ordained for thee."
    • Study To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
    • Study To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder. "I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable."
    • Study To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
    • Study 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A myrmecologist studies ants
    • n study Eagerness; earnestness; zeal.
    • n study Zealous endeavor; studied effort, aim, or purpose; deliberate contrivance or intention.
    • n study The mental effort of understanding, appreciating, and assimilating anything, especially a book; the earnest and protracted examination of a question, by reflection, collection and scrutiny of evidence, and otherwise; the pursuit of learning.
    • n study An exercise in learning or the pursuit of knowledge; an act or course of intellectual acquisition, as by memorizing words, facts, or principles: as, the actor's study was very rapid; also, an effort to gain an understanding of something; a particular course of learning, inquiry, or investigation: as, to pursue the study of physics or of a language; to make a study of trade, of a case at law, or of a man's life or character.
    • n study That which is studied or to be studied; a branch of learning; a subject of acquired or desired knowledge; a matter for investigation or meditation.
    • n study A state of mental inquiry or cogitation; debate or counsel with one's self; deep meditation; a muse; a quandary.
    • n study Theat., one who studies or learns; a studier; specifically, a memorizer of a part for the theater; an actor as a memorizer.
    • n study In music, a composition, usually instrumental, having something of the instructive and gymnastic purpose of an exercise combined with a certain amount of artistic value; an étude. An elaborate work of this class, combining great technical difficulty with decided artistic interest, is often called a concert study.
    • n study Something done as an exercise in learning, or in special study or observation; specifically, in art, a sketch or performance executed as an educational exercise, as a memorandum or record of observations or effects, or as a guide for a finished production: as, the story is a study of morbid passion; a study of a head for a painting.
    • n study A room in a dwelling-house or other building set apart for private study, reading, writing, or any similar occupation; by extension, the private room or office of the master of a house, however it may be used.
    • n study Synonyms Research, inquiry, investigation.
    • n study Reflection.
    • study To exercise the mind in learning; apply one's self to the acquisition of knowledge; acquire knowledge and mental training, as by memorizing words, facts, or principles.
    • study To exercise the mind in considering or contriving; deliberate upon or about something; ponder.
    • study To muse; meditate; cogitate; reflect; revolve thoughts or ideas: used absolutely.
    • study To endeavor studiously or thoughtfully; use studied or careful efforts; be diligent or zealous; plan; contrive: as, to study for peace or for the general good.
    • study To prosecute a regular course of study, as that prescribed to prepare one for the exercise of a profession: as, to study for the bar, or for the church or ministry.
    • study To seek to learn by memorizing the facts, principles, or words of; apply the mind to learning; store in the memory, either generally or verbatim: as, to study a book, a language, history, etc.; to study a part in a play or a piece for recitation.
    • study To seek to ascertain or to learn the particulars of, as by observation or inquiry; make a study of; inquire into; investigate: as, to study a man's character or the customs of society; to study the geology of a region, or a case of disease.
    • study To consider in detail; deliberate upon; think out: as, to study the best way of doing something; to study a discourse or a compliment.
    • study To regard attentively or discriminatingly; consider as to requirements, character, quality, use, effect, or the like; pay distinguishing attention to: as, to study one's own interests; to study the effect of one's actions; to study a person; to study a drapery or a model in art.
    • study To look at musingly, as in a brown study.
    • study To apply the mind to learning (a specific science or branch of science), especially with the object of preparing for the exercise of a profession: as, the one is studying medicine, the other theology.
    • study To subject to study; carry through a course of learning; educate; instruct.
    • study To think out deliberately; arrange definitely in the mind; determine the details of: as, I have studied out a plan; to study out a set of rules.
    • study To seek or get a knowledge of by observation or consideration; observe or reflect upon critically; make up one's mind about: as, to study up a person or a man's character; to study up arguments or reasons.
    • study Synonyms To scrutinize, search into.
    • study To reflect upon, meditate, ponder.
    • study To contemplate.
    • n study Another spelling of stiddy, a variant of stithy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The study of ants is called Myrmecology
    • v.t Study stud′i 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
    • v.i Study to apply the mind closely to a subject: to try hard: to muse, meditate, reflect: to apply the mind to books:—pa.t. and pa.p. stud′ied
    • n Study a setting of the mind upon a subject, earnest endeavour, application to books, &c.: absorbed attention: contrivance: any object of attentive consideration: any particular branch of learning: a room devoted to study: a first sketch from nature, a drawing or painting hastily done to facilitate later and more elaborate work, a student's exercise in painting or sculpture: a composition in music intended to help in acquiring mechanical facility: in theatrical phrase, one who commits a part to memory
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  • Harry S Truman
    “Study men, not historians.”
  • Albert Goldman
    Albert Goldman
    “The Jews have always been students, and their greatest study is themselves.”
  • Confucius
    “Study the past if you would divine the future.”
  • W. Clement Stone
    “If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “Realists do not fear the results of their study.”
  • Pierre Charron
    Pierre Charron
    “The true science and study of man, is man himself.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. studie, L. studium, akin to studere, to study; possibly akin to Gr. haste, zeal, to hasten; cf. OF. estudie, estude, F. étude,. Cf. Etude Student Studio Study (v. i.)


In literature:

Coates," said he, "I wish you'd come to my study and help me choose half a dozen trout-flies, there's a good fellow.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
Dig and I will get a study after Christmas.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
And above all, study, study, study!
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The study of men's skulls then is a study which is strictly physical, a study of facts over which the will of man has no direct control.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Early in February a study circle was formed, under the leadership of Mrs. Simon Litman, for the study of post-Biblical Jewish history.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
The study of history is a study that demands a well-trained memory.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Opportunities to study he has none.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Mr Williams gave his card, and they were shown into Dr Rowlands's study.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
Alcorn A. and M. College has five men in the mission study class and five in the Bible study class.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Joseph was studying for a doctor.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas

In poetry:

Ye living lamps, by whose dear light
The nightingale does sit so late,
And studying all the summer night,
Her matchless songs does meditate;
"The Mower To The Glow-Worms" by Andrew Marvell
Nightly hurrying home they go,
Each, of the praise he has had, to boast
But never an honor can Cyrus show,
And yet he studies his book the most.
"Little Cyrus" by Alice Cary
"Then she sighed:
'Paul, can you leave me? You may study here
And here you are among your boyhood friends,
And here I should be near to cheer you on.'
"Pauline - Part II - Paul's History" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
"Franko!" Ah, the mystery!
Up and down, around,
Looks Franko, searching gravely
Sky and trees and ground,
Wise wrinkles on the eyebrows!
Studying the sound.
"Dead You Speak?" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Then study not to understand
The secret things, which God has plann'd,
Or if thou shou'dst — 'twill be in vain,
And nought but shame thou'lt thence obtain.
"Concerning The End Of The World" by Rees Prichard
Yet studying, if I were awake, or no,
God Morphy came and tooke me by the hand,
And wil'd me not from Slumbers bowre to go,
Til I the summe of all did vnderstand.
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer

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Michael Zamora/Caller-Times King High School student Samantha Martinez's living room is her classroom, studying from home as she recovers from lupus.
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Study after study shows healthy eating coupled with exercise leads to a longer life.
In this paper we report on a pilot user study aimed at evaluating two aspects of recommender systems that have not been the aim of previous user studies in the field.
When you study art, you study the visual world around you.
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Study after study has found that the sweetener is safe.
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will work together to study the health of the Gulf of Mexico.
According to a newly released study by the Teachers College at Columbia University, some lower income school districts are not meeting the basic needs of students in such things as social studies and support services for struggling students.
It is described as a preliminary environmental impact study related to the North Country Transportation Study.
His published research, based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, has been mainly devoted to the study of Islam and Sufism.

In science:

Other interesting extensions include studying the corresponding phase diagram at weak coupling and studying the effects of the D7 backreaction.
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
Few authors have studied the limiting spectral measures of other types of large matrices, in particular, Markov, Hankel and Toeplitz matrices have been studied by Bryc, Dembo and Jiang and Toeplitz matrices by Hammond and Miller .
Eigenvalues of Euclidean Random Matrices
In this paper we will prove a local limit theorem, a rate of escape theorem, and a central limit theorem for such random walks, generalising the work of (where homogeneous trees are studied) and (where ˜An buildings are studied).
Isotropic random walks on affine buildings
To study convolution powers ϕ(∗k) (g ), g ∈ G, it is natural to study an associated random walk on VQ = {x ∈ VP | τ (x) = 0} ⊆ VP , where we define p(go, ho) = ϕ(g−1h) for g , h ∈ G.
Isotropic random walks on affine buildings
By (5.10) we show that this study can be reduced to the study of a measure defined on a finite dimensional space.
Feedback stabilization for Oseen fluid equations:A stochastic approach