Hypertext Webster Gateway: "study"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Study \Stud"y\, n.; pl. {Studies}. [OE. studie, L. studium, akin
to studere to study; possibly akin to Gr. ? haste, zeal, ? to
hasten; cf. OF. estudie, estude, F. ['e]tude. Cf. {Etude},
{Student}, {Studio}, {Study}, v. i.]
1. A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence,
application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any
subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.

Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in
study. --Bp. Fell.

Study gives strength to the mind; conversation,
grace. --Sir W.

2. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention;
meditation; contemplation.

Just men they seemed, and all their study bent To
worship God aright, and know his works. --Milton.

3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any
object of attentive consideration.

The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament,
are her daily study. --Law.

The proper study of mankind is man. --Pope.

4. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary
work. ``His cheery little study.'' --Hawthorne.

5. (Fine Arts) A representation or rendering of any object or
scene intended, not for exhibition as an original work of
art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance
of the maker; as, a study of heads or of hands for a
figure picture.

6. (Mus.) A piece for special practice. See {Etude}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Study \Stud"y\, v. t.
1. To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose
of learning and understanding; as, to study law or
theology; to study languages.

2. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study
the work of nature.

Study thyself; what rank or what degree The wise
Creator has ordained for thee. --Dryden.

3. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in
committing to memory; as, to study a speech.

4. To make an object of study; to aim at sedulously; to
devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of
others; to study variety in composition.

For their heart studieth destruction. --Prov. xxiv.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Study \Stud"y\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Studied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Studying}.] [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. ['e]tudier. See
{Study}, n.]
1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon
anything in thought; to muse; to ponder. --Chaucer.

I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable.

2. To apply the mind to books or learning. --Shak.

3. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous. --1 Thes. iv. 11.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a detailed critical inspection [syn: {survey}]
2: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject
(especially by reading); "mastering a second language
requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study
in interior design" [syn: {work}]
3: a written document describing the findings of some
individual or group; "this accords with the recent study
by Hill and Dale" [syn: {report}]
4: a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
5: a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he
knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
6: a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his
doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their
subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
[syn: {discipline}, {subject}, {subject area}, {subject
field}, {field}, {field of study}, {bailiwick}, {branch of
7: preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several
studies before starting to paint" [syn: {sketch}]
8: attentive scrutiny and thought; "after much cogitation he
rejected the offer" [syn: {cogitation}]
9: someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a
part in a play); "he is a quick study"
10: a composition intended to develop one aspect of the
performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
v 1: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to
discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a
sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a
criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives" [syn: {analyze},
{analyse}, {examine}, {canvass}]
2: be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an
institute of learning
3: give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of
moving" [syn: {consider}]
4: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
bar exam" [syn: {learn}, {read}, {take}]
5: learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his
room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books
now" [syn: {hit the books}]
6: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He
is meditating in his study" [syn: {meditate}, {contemplate}]

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