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  1  definition  found 
  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}. 

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