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STUDY (studied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does study mean? 

STUDY (noun)
  The noun STUDY has 10 senses:

1. a detailed critical inspection
2. applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
3. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
4. a state of deep mental absorption
5. a room used for reading and writing and studying
6. a branch of knowledge
7. preliminary drawing for later elaboration
8. attentive consideration and meditation
9. someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
10. a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique

  Familiarity information: STUDY used as a noun is familiar.


STUDY (verb)
  The verb STUDY has 6 senses:

1. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
2. be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
3. give careful consideration to
4. be a student of a certain subject
5. learn by reading books
6. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

  Familiarity information: STUDY used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STUDY (noun)


Sense 1study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A detailed critical inspection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

study; survey

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

examination; scrutiny (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "study"):

resurvey (a new survey or study)


Sense 2study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

study; work

Context examples:

mastering a second language requires a lot of work / no schools offer graduate study in interior design

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

acquisition; learning (the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge)


Sense 3study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A written document describing the findings of some individual or group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

report; written report; study

Context example:

this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "study"):

medical report (a report of the results of a medical examination of a patient)

position paper (a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy)

progress report (a report of work accomplished during a specified time period)

green paper (a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion)

blue book (a report published by the British government; bound in blue)

white book; white paper (a government report; bound in white)

case study (a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure)

assay (a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance)


Sense 4study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of deep mental absorption

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

she is in a deep study

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

absorption; concentration; engrossment; immersion (complete attention; intense mental effort)


Sense 5study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A room used for reading and writing and studying

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

room (an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling)

Holonyms ("study" is a part of...):

house (a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families)


Sense 6study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A branch of knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

subject field; subject area; field of study; discipline; branch of knowledge; bailiwick; subject; field; study

Context examples:

in what discipline is his doctorate? / teachers should be well trained in their subject / anthropology is the study of human beings

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

knowledge base; knowledge domain (the content of a particular domain or field of knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "study"):

futuristics; futurology (the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions)

arts; humanistic discipline; humanities; liberal arts (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills))

divinity; theology (the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth)

military science (the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare)

escapology (the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment))

graphology (the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition))

numerology (the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs)

protology (the study of origins and first things)

theogony (the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods)

applied science; engineering; engineering science; technology (the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems)

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)

occultism (the study of the supernatural)

communication theory; communications (the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.))

major (the principal field of study of a student at a university)

frontier (an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development)

genealogy (the study or investigation of ancestry and family history)

allometry (the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole)

bibliotics (the scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity)

ology (an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge)

science; scientific discipline (a particular branch of scientific knowledge)


Sense 7study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preliminary drawing for later elaboration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sketch; study

Context example:

he made several studies before starting to paint

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

drawing (a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "study"):

design (a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something)

draft; rough drawing (a preliminary sketch of a design or picture)

vignette (a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books))


Sense 8study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attentive consideration and meditation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cogitation; study

Context example:

after much cogitation he rejected the offer

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

contemplation; musing; reflection; reflexion; rumination; thoughtfulness (a calm lengthy intent consideration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "study"):

lucubration (laborious cogitation)


Sense 9study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

he is a quick study

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

memoriser; memorizer (a person who learns by rote)


Sense 10study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a study in spiccato bowing

Hypernyms ("study" is a kind of...):

composition; musical composition; opus; piece; piece of music (a musical work that has been created)


STUDY (verb)


Sense 1study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

study; examine; analyze; analyse; canvass; canvas

Context examples:

analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare / analyze the evidence in a criminal trial / analyze your real motives

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "study"):

consider; look at; view (look at carefully; study mentally)

sieve; sift (check and sort carefully)

investigate; look into (investigate scientifically)

follow; trace (follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something)

screen (examine methodically)

audit; inspect; scrutinise; scrutinize (examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification)

reexamine; review (look at again; examine again)

assay (analyze (chemical substances))

check; check into; check out; check over; check up on; go over; look into; suss out (examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition)

compare (examine and note the similarities or differences of)

survey (make a survey of; for statistical purposes)

appraise; survey (consider in a comprehensive way)

diagnose (subject to a medical analysis)

diagnose; name (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

anatomize (analyze down to the smallest detail)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue study the movie


Sense 2study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "study"):

major (have as one's principal field of study)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give careful consideration to

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

consider; study

Context example:

consider the possibility of moving

Hypernyms (to "study" is one way to...):

chew over; contemplate; excogitate; meditate; mull; mull over; muse; ponder; reflect; ruminate; speculate; think over (reflect deeply on a subject)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "study"):

compare; equate; liken (consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Sense 4study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a student of a certain subject

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

learn; study; read; take

Context example:

She is reading for the bar exam

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "study"):

audit (attend academic courses without getting credit)

prepare; train (undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession)

drill; exercise; practice; practise (learn by repetition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Learn by reading books

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

hit the books; study

Context examples:

He is studying geology in his room / I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now

Hypernyms (to "study" is one way to...):

acquire; larn; learn (gain knowledge or skills)

"Study" entails doing...:

read (interpret something that is written or printed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "study"):

bone; bone up; cram; drum; get up; grind away; mug up; swot; swot up (study intensively, as before an exam)

con; learn; memorise; memorize (commit to memory; learn by heart)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 6study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

meditate; contemplate; study

Context example:

He is meditating in his study

Hypernyms (to "study" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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