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.
- studio glass,
- study group,
- study hall,
- stuff and nonsense,
- stuff gown
Origin of study
Examples from the Web for study
She completed a yoga teacher-training program and, in the spring of 2008, went on a retreat in Peru to study with shamans.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, study after study affirms the benefits of involved fatherhood for women and children.
A recent U.S. study found men get a “daddy bonus” —employers seem to like men who have children and their salaries show it.
But most of this gap, say the researchers who carried out the study, is due to discrimination.
But a 2011 study of genetic evidence from 30 ethnic groups in India disproved this theory.
As a study of events arising out of the greatest drama of modern times the supremacy of the last-named is unquestioned.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
A study has also been made of standard designs for freight-cars of special types, such as tank-cars, steel-cars, and the like.Our Railroads To-Morrow|Edward Hungerford
"I am improving my mind by the study of the French language," she said.A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant
The first thing Buddy did was to stoop and study attentively the dead snake, to see if the tail still wiggled.Cow-Country|B. M. Bower
My wish was to study physiology practically, but I shall not be able.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1|William James
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.