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 studying
I had been studying abroad in London, and came back to finish the semester at Tufts.
He has been living, studying and working in the United States for the past year and a half.
He holds them on his belly and looks at them with a magnifying glass, studying possible escape routes.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All this time, even back when he was studying at Purdue, Pragnell was an avid home-brewer.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Archaeologists have an uncanny ability to ignore the discomforts and channel the time period and the people they're studying.
And then falls to studying his original in minute points of detail.The Mystery of Edwin Drood|Charles Dickens
At zero minus sixteen hours Rick stood at the base of the huge rocket and looked up, studying every inch of it.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Then, in studying our plants, which part shall we study first?The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
In 1839 he gained the Prix de Rome, and spent three years in Rome, studying ecclesiastical music.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
It finds its pleasure in studying the play of its own facilities, and the study passes easily into an aptitude and habit.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
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.