study

[ stuhd-ee ]
/ ˈstʌd i /
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noun, plural stud·ies.

verb (used without object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.

verb (used with object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.


Nearby words

  1. studio glass,
  2. studious,
  3. studiously,
  4. studly,
  5. studwork,
  6. study group,
  7. study hall,
  8. stuff,
  9. stuff and nonsense,
  10. stuff gown

Origin of study

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English studie < Old French estudie < Latin studium, equivalent to stud(ēre) to be busy with, devote oneself to, concentrate on + -ium -ium; (v.) Middle English studien < Old French estudier < Medieval Latin studiāre, derivative of studium

SYNONYMS FOR study
1. inquiry, research, reading, thought, consideration. 7. subject, field, area. 11. library, den. 21. Study, consider, reflect, weigh imply fixing the mind upon something, generally doing so with a view to some decision or action. Study implies an attempt to obtain a grasp of something by methodical or exhaustive thought: to study a problem. To consider is to fix the thought upon something and give it close attention before making a decision concerning it, or beginning an action connected with it: to consider ways and means. Reflect implies looking back quietly over past experience and giving it consideration: to reflect on similar cases in the past. Weigh implies a deliberate and judicial estimate, as by a balance: to weigh a decision.

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British Dictionary definitions for studiers

study

/ (ˈstʌdɪ) /

verb studies, studying or studied

noun plural studies

Word Origin for study

C13: from Old French estudie, from Latin studium zeal, inclination, from studēre to be diligent

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Word Origin and History for studiers

study

v.

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.

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Medicine definitions for studiers

study

[ stŭdē ]

n.

Research, detailed examination, or analysis of an organism, object, or phenomenon.

v.

To research, examine, or analyze something.

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Idioms and Phrases with studiers

study

see brown study.

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