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.
Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention;
Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any
object of attentive consideration.
A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary
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.
A piece for special practice. See Etude.
To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon
anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
To apply the mind to books or learning.
To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose
of learning and understanding; as, to study law or theology; to study
To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study
the work of nature.
To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as
in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
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.