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 for Study
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 thoughts upon a subject; hence,
        application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any
        subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.
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              Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in
              study.                                --Bp. Fell.
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              Study gives strength to the mind; conversation,
              grace.                                --Sir W.
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     2. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention;
        meditation; contemplation.
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              Just men they seemed, and all their study bent
              To worship God aright, and know his works. --Milton.
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     3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any
        object of attentive consideration.
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              The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament,
              are her daily study.                  --Law.
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              The proper study of mankind is man.   --Pope.
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     4. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary
        work. "His cheery little study." --Hawthorne.
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     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.
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     6. (Mus.) A piece for special practice. See Etude.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable.
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     2. To apply the mind to books or learning. --Shak.
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     3. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous. --1 Thes. iv. 11.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study
        the work of nature.
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              Study thyself; what rank or what degree
              The wise Creator has ordained for thee. --Dryden.
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     3. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in
        committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
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     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.
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              For their heart studieth destruction. --Prov. xxiv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a detailed critical inspection [syn: survey, study]
      2: 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" [syn: study, work]
      3: a written document describing the findings of some individual
         or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and
         Dale" [syn: report, study, written report]
      4: a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
      5: a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked
         lightly on the closed door of the study"
      6: 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" [syn:
         discipline, subject, subject area, subject field,
         field, field of study, study, bailiwick]
      7: preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several
         studies before starting to paint" [syn: sketch, study]
      8: attentive consideration and meditation; "after much
         cogitation he rejected the offer" [syn: cogitation,
      9: someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a
         part in a play); "he is a quick study"
      10: a composition intended to develop one aspect of the
          performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
      v 1: 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" [syn: analyze,
           analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas]
      2: be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an
         institute of learning
      3: give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of
         moving" [syn: study, consider]
      4: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
         bar exam" [syn: learn, study, read, take]
      5: learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room";
         "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now" [syn:
         study, hit the books]
      6: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He
         is meditating in his study" [syn: study, meditate,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  532 Moby Thesaurus words for "study":
     Nachtmusik, Pap test, Walter Mitty, absence of mind,
     absolute music, absorbed attention, absorption, abstractedness,
     abstraction, academic discipline, academic specialty, adaptation,
     advisement, aim, air, air varie, airing, aleatory, aleatory music,
     ambition, analysis, analyze, anatomic diagnosis, animus,
     application, applied science, area, arena, arrangement, art,
     art object, article, aspiration, atelier, attend to business,
     autopsy, be abstracted, be alert, be determined, be obsessed with,
     bemusement, biological diagnosis, biopsy, black and white, bone,
     boning, booking office, box office, brainchild, brainwork, branch,
     branch office, bric-a-brac, brood, brooding, brouillon,
     brown study, buzz session, cabinet, canvass, canvassing, cartoon,
     castle-building, causerie, chamber music, chamber orchestra,
     chambers, chancellery, chancery, charcoal, charcoal drawing, check,
     check out, check over, check up, check up on, chew over,
     chew the cud, chiaroscuro, classic, classical education,
     clinical diagnosis, close study, closet, colloquium, comment upon,
     commit to memory, commitment to memory, composition, con,
     concentrate on, concentration, concern, conference, conning,
     consider, consideration, consulate, contemplate, contemplation,
     contemplativeness, controvert, core curriculum,
     corporate headquarters, counsel, course, course of study, cram,
     cramming, crayon, creation, curriculum, cytodiagnosis, daydream,
     daydreamer, daydreaming, deal with, debate, debating, deep study,
     deep thought, deliberate, deliberate upon, deliberation,
     delineation, den, department of knowledge, depth of thought,
     descant, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination,
     diagnosis, diagram, dialectic, dialogue, differential diagnosis,
     dig, digest, digital examination, discipline, discourse,
     discourse about, discuss, discussion, disquisition, dissertation,
     domain, doodle, draft, drawing, dream, dreaming, drill, ebauche,
     effect, elective, electrocardiography, electroencephalography,
     electromyography, electronic music, elucubrate, embassy, endeavor,
     engagement, engrossment, enquiry, esquisse, essay, etude,
     examination, examine, exchange of views, exchange views,
     excogitate, excursus, executive office, exercise,
     exercise of memory, exploration, exposition, extensive study,
     fantasy, fantasying, feature, field, field of inquiry,
     field of study, first approach, fit of abstraction, fix on,
     fixed purpose, flashback, focus on, forum, function,
     general education, general studies, get by heart,
     get letter-perfect, give an examination, give heed, go into,
     go over, graph, grind, grinding, grotesque, handle, harmonization,
     haunt, have by heart, headquarters, headwork, heed, hindsight,
     home office, homily, humanities, idea, immersion, incidental music,
     inquiry, inspect, inspection, instrumental music, intendment,
     intent, intention, intentness, introductory study, introspect,
     invention, investigate, investigation, involvement,
     joint discussion, kitsch, knock around, know by heart, labor,
     laboratory diagnosis, learn about, learn by heart, learn verbatim,
     learning, learning by heart, legation, lesson, lessons,
     liberal arts, library, line drawing, loft, logical analysis,
     logical discussion, look at, look lively, look out, look over,
     look sharp, looking back, lucubrate, lucubration, main office,
     major, mammography, master, masterpiece, masterwork, meaning,
     meditate, meditation, melancholy, memoir, memorization, memorize,
     memorizing, mental labor, mind, minor, miss nothing, mobile,
     monitor, monograph, monomania, mooning, moonraking, morceau,
     motive, mull over, muse, muse on, musefulness, museum piece,
     musing, muted ecstasy, natural science, nisus, nocturne, note,
     nude, observe, obsession, office, old master, ology,
     open discussion, open forum, opus, oral examination, orchestration,
     outline, overhaul, overhauling, overlook, pandect,
     panel discussion, paper, paragraph, parrot, pass over,
     pass under review, pastel, pasticcio, pastiche, pay attention,
     pay heed, peer at, pen-and-ink, pencil drawing, pensiveness,
     perlustration, perpend, perusal, peruse, physical diagnosis,
     physical examination, piece, piece of virtu, pipe dream,
     pipe-dreaming, plan, play around with, play with, plunge into,
     point, ponder, pondering, pore over, postmortem,
     postmortem diagnosis, practice, preliminary study, preoccupation,
     production, profound thought, program music, project, prolegomenon,
     proposal, proseminar, prospectus, province, pure science, purpose,
     quadrivium, quality control, rap, rap session, rapt attention,
     read, reading, reason, reason about, reason the point, recall,
     recalling, recite, recollecting, recollection, reconsideration,
     reflect, reflection, reflectiveness, refresher course,
     regard studiously, remembering, remembrance, reminiscence, repeat,
     repeat by heart, research, research paper, resolution, resolve,
     restudy, restudying, retreat, retrospect, retrospection, reverie,
     review, revolving, ricercar, rote, rote memory, rough copy,
     rough draft, rough outline, ruminate, rumination, run over,
     run-through, sail loft, sake, sanctum sanctorum, scan, science,
     scientific education, score, screed, scrutinize, scrutiny, seek,
     seminar, serodiagnosis, set an examination, shop, sift, silhouette,
     silver-print drawing, single-mindedness, sinopia, size, size up,
     sketch, smear, social science, sonata, sonatina, special article,
     specialty, speculate, speculation, speculativeness, sphere,
     stabile, stacks, stargazing, statue, still life, strain,
     string orchestra, string quartet, strive, striving, struggle,
     studio, studiousness, studying, subdiscipline, subject, submersion,
     survey, swat, swatting, sweat, sweat blood, swot, swot up,
     swotting, symposium, take care, take heed, take stock of,
     take the measure, take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over,
     technical education, technicology, technics, technology,
     term paper, test, theme, theme and variations, thesis, think about,
     think over, thoughtfulness, thresh out, ticket office,
     town meeting, toy with, tracing, tract, tractate, trance, treat,
     treatise, treatment, trio, trivium, turn over, urinalysis,
     uroscopy, variation, ventilate, ventilation, vet, view, vignette,
     virtu, visitation, wade through, watch out, weigh, weighing,
     wide reading, will, wistfulness, woolgathering, work, work of art,
     work-up, workroom

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