n. Eagerness; earnestness; zeal.n. Zealous endeavor; studied effort, aim, or purpose; deliberate contrivance or intention.n. The mental effort of understanding, appreciating, and assimilating anything, especially a book; the earnest and protracted examination of a question, by reflection, collection and scrutiny of evidence, and otherwise; the pursuit of learning.n. An exercise in learning or the pursuit of knowledge; an act or course of intellectual acquisition, as by memorizing words, facts, or principles: as, the actor's study was very rapid; also, an effort to gain an understanding of something; a particular course of learning, inquiry, or investigation: as, to pursue the study of physics or of a language; to make a study of trade, of a case at law, or of a man's life or character.n. That which is studied or to be studied; a branch of learning; a subject of acquired or desired knowledge; a matter for investigation or meditation.n. A state of mental inquiry or cogitation; debate or counsel with one's self; deep meditation; a muse; a quandary.n. Theat., one who studies or learns; a studier; specifically, a memorizer of a part for the theater; an actor as a memorizer.n. In music, a composition, usually instrumental, having something of the instructive and gymnastic purpose of an exercise combined with a certain amount of artistic value; an étude.n. Something done as an exercise in learning, or in special study or observation; specifically, in art, a sketch or performance executed as an educational exercise, as a memorandum or record of observations or effects, or as a guide for a finished production: as, the story is a study of morbid passion; a study of a head for a painting.n. A room in a dwelling-house or other building set apart for private study, reading, writing, or any similar occupation; by extension, the private room or office of the master of a house, however it may be used.n. Synonyms Research, inquiry, investigation.n. Reflection.To exercise the mind in learning; apply one's self to the acquisition of knowledge; acquire knowledge and mental training, as by memorizing words, facts, or principles.To exercise the mind in considering or contriving; deliberate upon or about something; ponder.To muse; meditate; cogitate; reflect; revolve thoughts or ideas: used absolutely.To endeavor studiously or thoughtfully; use studied or careful efforts; be diligent or zealous; plan; contrive: as, to study for peace or for the general good.To prosecute a regular course of study, as that prescribed to prepare one for the exercise of a profession: as, to study for the bar, or for the church or ministry.To seek to learn by memorizing the facts, principles, or words of; apply the mind to learning; store in the memory, either generally or verbatim: as, to study a book, a language, history, etc.; to study a part in a play or a piece for recitation.To seek to ascertain or to learn the particulars of, as by observation or inquiry; make a study of; inquire into; investigate: as, to study a man's character or the customs of society; to study the geology of a region, or a case of disease.To consider in detail; deliberate upon; think out: as, to study the best way of doing something; to study a discourse or a compliment.To regard attentively or discriminatingly; consider as to requirements, character, quality, use, effect, or the like; pay distinguishing attention to: as, to study one's own interests; to study the effect of one's actions; to study a person; to study a drapery or a model in art.To look at musingly, as in a brown study.To apply the mind to learning (a specific science or branch of science), especially with the object of preparing for the exercise of a profession: as, the one is studying medicine, the other theology.To subject to study; carry through a course of learning; educate; instruct.To think out deliberately; arrange definitely in the mind; determine the details of: as, I have studied out a plan; to study out a set of rules.To seek or get a knowledge of by observation or consideration; observe or reflect upon critically; make up one's mind about: as, to study up a person or a man's character; to study up arguments or reasons.Synonyms To scrutinize, search into.To reflect upon, meditate, ponder.To contemplate.n. Another spelling of stiddy, a variant of stithy.