- stud|y1 W3S3 [ˈstʌdi] n plural studies▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(research)¦2¦(learning)¦3¦(subject)¦4 somebody's studies5¦(careful consideration)¦6¦(room)¦7¦(art)¦8¦(music)¦9 be a study in something10 a quick study▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: estudie, from Latin studium 'mental effort, eagerness, study', from studere 'to be eager, try to be helpful, study']1.) ¦(RESEARCH)¦a piece of work that is done to find out more about a particular subject or problem, and usually includes a written report▪ More studies are needed before anything can be proven.▪ Recent studies show that women still get paid a lot less than men.study of/into/on▪ a study of Australian wild birdsmake/carry out/conduct a study▪ The study was carried out between January and May 1998.2.) ¦(LEARNING)¦[U]when you spend time learning, especially at home or by yourself rather than during school▪ Set aside a period of time specifically for study.▪ ways to improve study skills (=skills that help you study efficiently and be successful in school)3.) ¦(SUBJECT)¦[U]also studiesa) a subject that people study at a college or universitystudy of▪ Linguistics is the study of language.▪ Environmental Studiesliterary/historical/scientific etc study▪ the scientific study of earthquakes4.) sb's studiesthe work that someone does in order to learn about a particular subject, especially the courses they take at a college or university▪ How are your studies coming along?begin/continue/stop etc your studies▪ I gave up my studies when I had the baby.5.) ¦(CAREFUL CONSIDERATION)¦[U]when you examine or consider something very carefully and in detail▪ a report that deserves careful study6.) ¦(ROOM)¦a room in a house that is used for work or study→↑office7.) ¦(ART)¦a small detailed drawing, especially one that is done to prepare for a large painting▪ Renoir's studies of small plants and flowers8.) ¦(MUSIC)¦a piece of music, usually for piano, that is often intended for practice9.) be a study in sthliterary to be a perfect example of something▪ His face was a study in fear.10.) a quick studyAmE someone who learns things quicklystudy 2study2 W2S3 v past tense and past participle studied present participle studying third person singular studies1.) [I and T]to spend time reading, going to classes etc in order to learn about a subject▪ I've been studying English for 6 years.▪ I can't study with that music playing all the time.study at▪ Stephen is currently studying at Exeter University.study to be a doctor/lawyer etc▪ My brother's studying to be an accountant.study for an exam/diploma etc▪ I've only got three weeks left to study for my exams.study law/business/history etc(=study a subject at a school or university)▪ Anna is studying French literature.study under sb(=be trained by a famous teacher)▪ a psychologist who studied under Jung in Zurich2.) [T]to watch and examine something carefully over a period of time, in order to find out more about it▪ Goodall was studying the behavior of chimpanzees in the wild.study how/why/when etc▪ They're studying how stress affects body chemistry.3.) [T]to spend a lot of time carefully examining or considering a plan, document, problem etc= ↑look at▪ I haven't had time to study the proposals yet.study how/why/when etc▪ Managers are studying what needs to be done to improve efficiency.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.