stud|y1 W3S3 [ˈstʌdi] n plural studies
4 somebody's studies
5¦(careful consideration)¦
9 be a study in something
10 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 birds
make/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 studies
a) a subject that people study at a college or university
study of
Linguistics is the study of language.
Environmental Studies
literary/historical/scientific etc study
the scientific study of earthquakes
4.) sb's studies
the 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.
when you examine or consider something very carefully and in detail
a report that deserves careful study
6.) ¦(ROOM)¦
a room in a house that is used for work or study
7.) ¦(ART)¦
a small detailed drawing, especially one that is done to prepare for a large painting
Renoir's studies of small plants and flowers
8.) ¦(MUSIC)¦
a piece of music, usually for piano, that is often intended for practice
9.) be a study in sth
literary to be a perfect example of something
His face was a study in fear.
10.) a quick study
AmE someone who learns things quickly
study 2
study2 W2S3 v past tense and past participle studied present participle studying third person singular studies
1.) [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 Zurich
2.) [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.

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