- 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 * (s)teu-, to beat > STOCK, STEEP1]1. the act or process of applying the mind so as to acquire knowledge or understanding, as by reading, investigating, etc.2. careful attention to, and critical examination and investigation of, any subject, event, etc.3.a) a branch of learning or knowledgeb) any subject of study4. [pl.] formal education; schooling5. a product of studying; specif.,a) an essay or thesis embodying the results of a particular investigationb) a work of literature or art treating a subject in careful detail and typically done as an exercise in technique, experimentation, or explorationc) a first sketch for a story, picture, etc.d) ÉTUDE6. an earnest effort or intention7. a state of mental absorption; reverie8. a room, as in a house, designed for study, writing, reading, etc.9. a person with reference to the ability to memorize, comprehend, etc. [a quick study]vt.studied, studying1. to apply one's mind to attentively; try to learn or understand by reading, thinking, etc. [to study history]2.a) to examine or investigate carefully [to study the problem of air pollution]b) to look at carefully; scrutinize [to study a map]c) to read (a book, lesson, etc.) so as to know and understand itd) to concentrate on so as to memorize3. to take a course in, as at a school or college4. to give attention, thought, or consideration to [studying possible changes]vi.1. to study something2. to be a student; take a regular course (at a school or college)3. to make earnest efforts; try hard4. to meditate; ponderSYN.- CONSIDER——————☆ study up onInformal to make a careful study of
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.