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STUDY, noun [Latin , to study that is, to set the thought or mind. See Assiduous.]

1. Literally, a setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence, application of mind of books, to arts or science, or to any subject, for the purpose of learning what is not before known.

Hammond generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study

STUDY gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace.

2. Attention; meditation; contrivance.

Just men they seemd, and all their study bent to worship God aright and know his works.

3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied. Let your studies be directed by some learned and judicious friend.

4. Subject of attention.

The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament, are her daily study

5. A building or an apartment devoted to study or to literary employment.

6. Deep cogitation; perplexity. [Little Used.]

STUDY, verb intransitive [Latin]

1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to muse; to dwell upon in thought.

I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable.

2. To apply the mind to books. He studies eight hours in the day.

3. To endeavor diligently.

That ye study to be quiet and do your own business. 1 Thessalonians 4:11.

STUDY, verb transitive

1. To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose of learning and understanding; as, to study law or theology; to study languages.

2. To consider attentively; to examine closely. study the works of nature.

STUDY, thyself; what rank or what degree thy wise Creator has ordaind for thee.

3. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over; or to commit to memory; as, to study a speech.