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
Related Words for studyapplication, review, inquiry, debate, research, course, investigation, examination, consideration, survey, inspection, class, exercise, subject, ponder, consider, read, examine, learn, think
Examples from the Web for study
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 9, 2015
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.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of study
“It is not well that youth should study over long,” said the old man.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
I like to be stirred by emotion, I suppose, and I like to study character.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
"Nice place to study in, sir," said Thompson, as we walked along.
Do you suppose there's a chance for me to live at Harlowe House and study?Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
But the evils regarding the hours of study and the nature of the studies were as bad.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
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.