1. a detailed critical inspection
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"
3. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;"this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
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"
7. preliminary drawing for later elaboration;"he made several studies before starting to paint"
8. attentive consideration and meditation;"after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
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"
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"
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"
4. be a student of a certain subject;"She is reading for the bar exam"
5. learn by reading books;"He is studying geology in his room""I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
6. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes;"He is meditating in his study"