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  4  definitions  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}. 
  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  1.6  [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},  {branch  of  knowledge}] 
  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}] 
  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  book;  "He  is  studying  geology  in  his  room" 
  6:  think  intently  and  at  length,  as  for  spiritual  purposes;  "He 
  is  meditating  in  his  study"  [syn:  {meditate},  {contemplate}] 

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