noun, plural stud·ies.
- 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.
verb (used without object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.
verb (used with object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.
Origin of study
Synonyms for study
Examples from the Web for studier
Contemporary Examples of studier
She claimed to be a “studier of human body language,” and that she was watching Gordon as he spoke.Meet The Husband and Wife Novelists Talking Israel to The Christian Right
June 18, 2013
Historical Examples of studier
He was a great observer and studier of Character and a believer in human nature.The Emigrant
Frederick William Thomas
But he was also an archæologist, a naturalist, a studier of plants and animals.Addresses & Papers / Collectanea
James flourished nearly about the time of Chaucer and Gower, and was evidently an admirer and studier of their writings.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
We should be surprised now-a-days to hear a young lady announce herself as a studier of character.A Book of Sibyls
Anne Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie)
verb studies, studying or studied
noun plural studies
- the act or process of studying
- (as modifier)study group
Word Origin for study
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.
see brown study.