study

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. meditation, research, examination, investigation; library, atelier, den; plan;sketch, cartoon; étude. —v. investigate, weigh, consider, examine; scrutinize; con; memorize; ponder; hit the books (inf.), grind (inf.). See thought, inquiry, attention, representation, learning, painting.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A place in which to study]
Syn. schoolroom, library, studio; see office 3 , room 2 .
2. [The act of studying]
Syn. research, investigation, memorizing, learning, reading, inquiry, examination, consideration, questioning, analyzing, comParison, thought, reflection, reasoning; see also education 1 , learn 1 .
3. [That which one studies]
Syn. subject, branch of learning, field of knowledge, art; see knowledge 1 .
v.
1. [To endeavor to learn]
Syn. read, go into, refresh the memory, read up on, burn the midnight oil, bone up, go over, cram, think, go in for, inquire, bury oneself in, dive into, plunge into.
2. [To endeavor to understand]
Syn. examine, scrutinize, analyze, investigate; see consider 3 , examine 1 .
See Synonym Study at consider .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
reading, investigation, review, examination, research, scrutiny, inquiry, survey, analysis, instruction, edification, erudition, memorizing, book learning, schoolwork, academic work, training, course, subject, lesson. ''The noblest exercise of the mind within doors, and most befitting a person of quality.''—William Ramsey.
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v.
read, pore over, *bone up on, *crack thebooks, learnbyrote, *cram, go over, *burn the midnight oil, scrutinize, review, examine, research, inquire, survey, analyze, instruct oneself, memorize, learn, train, weigh, consider, ponder, think about, concentrate on.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A careful considering of a matter: advisement, calculation, consideration, deliberation, lucubration. See THOUGHTS. 2. The act of examining carefully: check, checkup, examination, inspection, perusal, scrutiny, view. Informal: going-over. See INVESTIGATE. 3. The condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings: absent-mindedness, abstraction, bemuse-ment, brown study, daydreaming, muse2, reverie, trance. See AWARENESS. 4. Repetition of an action so as to develop or maintain one's skill: drill, exercise, practice, rehearsal, training. See WORK. II verb 1. To apply one's mind to the acquisition or production of knowledge: con, lucubrate. See TEACH. 2. To look at carefully or critically: check (out), con, examine, go over, inspect, peruse, scrutinize, survey, traverse, view. Informal: case. Idiom: give a going-over. See INVESTIGATE. 3. To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh. Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain. See THOUGHTS.

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  • study — [stud′ē] n. pl. studies [ME studie < OFr estudie < L studium, zeal, study < studere, to busy oneself about, apply oneself to, study, orig., prob., to aim toward, strike at, akin to tundere, to strike, beat < IE * (s)teud < base *… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Study — may refer to: * Studying, to acquire knowledge on a subject through concentration on prepared learning materials * Study (drawing), a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece * Study (room), a room in a home used as an …   Wikipedia

  • study — ► NOUN (pl. studies) 1) the devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge. 2) a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation. 3) a room for reading, writing, or academic work. 4) a piece of work done for practice or as an …   English terms dictionary

  • study — (v.) early 12c., from O.Fr. estudier to study (Fr. étude), from M.L. studiare, from L. studium study, application, originally eagerness, from studere to be diligent ( to be pressing forward ), from PIE * (s)teu to push, stick, knock, beat (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • study — [n] learning, analysis abstraction, academic work, analyzing, application, attention, class, cogitation, comparison, concentration, consideration, contemplation, course, cramming, debate, deliberation, examination, exercise, inquiry, inspection,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • study — n concentration, application, *attention Analogous words: consideration, contemplation, weighing (see corresponding verbs at CONSIDER): reflection, thought, speculation (see corresponding verbs at THINK): pondering, musing, meditation, rumination …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Study — Study, Eduard, Mathematiker, geb. 23. März 1862 in Koburg, studierte in Jena, Straßburg, Leipzig und München, wurde 1885 Privatdozent in Leipzig, 1888 in Marburg, 1894 außerordentlicher Professor in Bonn, 1897 ordentlicher Professor in Greifswald …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • study — I verb acquire knowledge, analyze, apply the mind, attend, audit, cerebrate, consider, contemplate, devote oneself to, dissect, do research, educate oneself, examine, excogitate, explore, eye, incumbere, inquire into, inspect, intellectualize,… …   Law dictionary

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