Origin: 1250–1300; Related forms
(noun) Middle English studie
< Old French estudie
< Latin studium,
equivalent to stud
) to be busy with, devote oneself to, concentrate on + -ium -ium
; (v.) Middle English studien
< Old French estudier
< Medieval Latin studiāre,
derivative of studium
non·stud·y, noun, plural non·stud·ies.
out·stud·y, verb (used with object), out·stud·ied, out·stud·y·ing.
pre·stud·y, verb (used with object), pre·stud·ied, pre·stud·y·ing, noun, plural pre·stud·ies.
re·stud·y, noun, plural re·stud·ies, verb, re·stud·ied, re·stud·y·ing.
1. inquiry, research, reading, thought, consideration. 7. subject, field, area. 11. library, den. 21. Study, consider, reflect, weigh imply fixing the mind upon something, generally doing so with a view to some decision or action. Study implies an attempt to obtain a grasp of something by methodical or exhaustive thought: to study a problem. To consider is to fix the thought upon something and give it close attention before making a decision concerning it, or beginning an action connected with it: to consider ways and means. Reflect implies looking back quietly over past experience and giving it consideration: to reflect on similar cases in the past. Weigh implies a deliberate and judicial estimate, as by a balance: to weigh a decision.