study

[stuhd-ee]

noun, plural stud·ies.

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

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


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
Related formsstud·i·a·ble, adjectivestud·i·er, nounnon·stud·y, noun, plural non·stud·ies.out·stud·y, verb (used with object), out·stud·ied, out·stud·y·ing.pre·stud·y, verb (used with object), pre·stud·ied, pre·stud·y·ing, noun, plural pre·stud·ies.re·stud·y, noun, plural re·stud·ies, verb, re·stud·ied, re·stud·y·ing.

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 study

study

verb studies, studying or studied

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

noun plural studies

  1. the act or process of studying
  2. (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 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 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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study in Medicine

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 study

study

see brown study.

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