Definition of Study


  • a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
    "a study in spiccato bowing"
  • someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
    "he is a quick study"
  • attentive consideration and meditation
    "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
  • preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    "he made several studies before starting to paint"
  • 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"
    - subject area - subject field - field of study
  • a room used for reading and writing and studying
    "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
  • a state of deep mental absorption
    "she is in a deep study"
  • a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
    - written report
  • 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 detailed critical inspection


  • think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
    "He is meditating in his study"
  • learn by reading books
    "He is studying geology in his room"
    "I have an exam next week
    I must hit the books now"
    - hit the books
  • be a student of a certain subject
    "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • give careful consideration to
    "consider the possibility of moving"
  • be a student
    follow a course of study
    be enrolled at an institute of learning
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble study

15 unscramble word found using the letters study.

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