Definition of 'study'
- a detailed critical inspection
- 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"
- a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
Synonyms: report written report
- a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
- a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
- 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"
Synonyms: discipline subject subject area subject field field field of study bailiwick branch of knowledge
- preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
- attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
- someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study"
- a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
- 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"
Synonyms: analyze analyse examine canvass canvas
- be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
- give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
- be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
Synonyms: learn read take
- learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
Synonyms: hit the books
- think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
Synonyms: meditate contemplate