- marked by or suggestive of conscious effort; not spontaneous or natural; affected: studied simplicity.
- carefully deliberated: a studied approval.
Origin of studied
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- application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection: long hours of study.
- the cultivation of a particular branch of learning, science, or art: the study of law.
- Often studies. a personal effort to gain knowledge: to pursue one's studies.
- something studied or to be studied: Balzac's study was human nature.
- research or a detailed examination and analysis of a subject, phenomenon, etc.: She made a study of the transistor market for her firm.
- a written account of such research, examination, or analysis: He published a study of Milton's poetry.
- a well-defined, organized branch of learning or knowledge.
- zealous endeavor or assiduous effort.
- the object of such endeavor or effort.
- deep thought, reverie, or a state of abstraction: He was lost in study and did not hear us come in.
- a room, in a house or other building, set apart for private study, reading, writing, or the like.
- Also called étude. Music. a composition that combines exercise in technique with a greater or lesser amount of artistic value.
- a literary composition executed for exercise or as an experiment in a particular method of treatment.
- such a composition dealing in detail with a particular subject, as a single main character.
- Art. something produced as an educational exercise, as a memorandum or record of observations or effects, or as a guide for a finished production: She made a quick pencil sketch of his hands as a study for the full portrait in oils.
- a person, as an actor, considered in terms of his or her quickness or slowness in memorizing lines: a quick study.
- to apply oneself to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or practice.
- to apply oneself; endeavor.
- to think deeply, reflect, or consider.
- to take a course of study, as at a college.
- to apply oneself to acquiring a knowledge of (a subject).
- to examine or investigate carefully and in detail: to study the political situation.
- to observe attentively; scrutinize: to study a person's face.
- to read carefully or intently: to study a book.
- to endeavor to learn or memorize, as a part in a play.
- to consider, as something to be achieved or devised.
- to think out, as the result of careful consideration or devising.
Origin of study
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Examples from the Web for studied
He had studied accounting in college, but he had become a cop for the same reason as Ramos.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
Ever since it was created in 1965, politicians and researchers have studied and debated its effectiveness.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
When I studied in London back in 2005, I actually saw the ballet, too.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel
December 17, 2014
And that was the real bad news for Young Living, because a drug has to be studied and claims verified.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils
December 5, 2014
Kalman studied literature and wanted to be a writer, but thought she lacked talent.The Singular Artist of New Yorkistan
November 14, 2014
They studied the heavens and named the twelve signs of the Zodiak.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
He studied Hope's beauty with his eyes, he pondered on all her nobleness.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The Word of God might be useful in its way, but only as studied with unfettered thought.Life in London
One could not help feeling that he had studied the possibilities, and felt the danger.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
There he hunted and studied astronomy and astrology with the canons of Bolton.Yorkshire Painted And Described
- carefully practised, designed, or premeditateda studied reply
- an archaic word for learned
- to apply the mind to the learning or understanding of (a subject), esp by readingto study languages; to study all night
- (tr) to investigate or examine, as by observation, research, etcto study the effects of heat on metal
- (tr) to look at minutely; scrutinize
- (tr) to give much careful or critical thought to
- to take a course in (a subject), as at a college
- (tr) to try to memorizeto study a part for a play
- (intr) to meditate or contemplate; reflect
- the act or process of studying
- (as modifier)study group
- a room used for studying, reading, writing, etc
- (often plural) work relating to a particular disciplineenvironmental studies
- an investigation and analysis of a subject, situation, etca study of transport provision in rural districts
- a product of studying, such as a written paper or book
- a drawing, sculpture, etc, executed for practice or in preparation for another work
- a musical composition intended to develop one aspect of performing techniquea study in spiccato bowing
- theatre a person who memorizes a part in the manner specifieda quick study
- in a brown study in a reverie or daydream
Word Origin and History for studied
early 12c., from Old French estudier "to study" (French étude), from Medieval Latin studiare, from Latin studium "study, application," originally "eagerness," from studere "to be diligent" ("to be pressing forward"), from PIE *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" (see steep (adj.)). The noun meaning "application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "room furnished with books" is from c.1300. Study hall is attested from 1891, originally a large common room in a college. Studious is attested from late 14c.
- Research, detailed examination, or analysis of an organism, object, or phenomenon.
- To research, examine, or analyze something.
Idioms and Phrases with studied
see brown study.