Study

Definition of Study

Stud´y
n.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. Temple.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
[imp. & p. p. Studied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Studying .]
I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable.
- Swift.
2.To apply the mind to books or learning.
3.To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
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. 2.

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