study
noun.
a detailed critical inspection
Synonym: survey
noun.
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
Synonym: work
noun.
a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
noun.
a state of deep mental absorption
she is in a deep study
noun.
a room used for reading and writing and studying
he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study
noun.
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
noun.
preliminary drawing for later elaboration
he made several studies before starting to paint
Synonym: sketch
noun.
attentive consideration and meditation
after much cogitation he rejected the offer
Synonym: cogitation
noun.
someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
he is a quick study
noun.
a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
a study in spiccato bowing
verb.
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
verb.
be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
verb.
give careful consideration to
consider the possibility of moving
Synonym: consider
verb.
be a student of a certain subject
She is reading for the bar exam
Synonym: learn, read, take
verb.
learn by reading books
He is studying geology in his room|I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now
Synonym: hit the books
verb.
think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
He is meditating in his study