Textual thesaurus for "study"

(noun) survey

a detailed critical inspection

(noun) sketch

preliminary drawing for later elaboration

he made several studies before starting to paint

(noun) work

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

(noun) cogitation

attentive consideration and meditation

after much cogitation he rejected the offer

(noun) field, field of study, subject, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, discipline

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

(noun) written report, report

a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale

(verb) take, read, learn

be a student of a certain subject

She is reading for the bar exam

(verb) hit the books

learn by reading books

He is studying geology in his room; I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now

(verb) examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass

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

(verb) meditate, contemplate

think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

He is meditating in his study

(verb) consider

give careful consideration to

consider the possibility of moving