What is the meaning of study?


  • A detailed critical inspection.
  • Applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading. )
    • usage: "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
  • A written document describing the findings of some individual or group.
    • usage: "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
  • A state of deep mental absorption.
    • usage: "she is in a deep study"
  • A room used for reading and writing and studying.
    • usage: "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
  • A branch of knowledge.
    • usage: "in what discipline is his doctorate"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
  • Preliminary drawing for later elaboration.
    • usage: "he made several studies before starting to paint"
  • Attentive consideration and meditation.
    • usage: "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
  • Someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play. )
    • usage: "he is a quick study"
  • A composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique.
    • usage: "a study in spiccato bowing"


  • Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning.
    • usage: "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
  • Be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning.
  • Give careful consideration to.
    • usage: "consider the possibility of moving"
  • Be a student of a certain subject.
    • usage: "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • Learn by reading books.
    • usage: "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
  • Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes.
    • usage: "He is meditating in his study"
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