1. Closely examined; read with diligence and attention; made the subject of study; well considered; as, a studied lesson.
2. Well versed in any branch of learning; qualified by study; learned; as, a man well studied in geometry.
I shrewdly suspect that he is little studied of a theory of moral proportions. --Burke.
3. Premeditated; planned; designed; as, a studied insult. “Studied magnificence.”
4. Intent; inclined. [Obs.]
Stud·y v. i. [imp. & p. p. Studied p. pr. & vb. n. Studying ]
1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable. --Swift.
2. To apply the mind to books or learning.
3. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
adj 1: produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a
studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied
insult"- V.L.Parrington [syn: deliberate] [ant: unstudied]
2: carefully practiced or designed or premeditated; "a studied
reply" [syn: designed(a), studied(a)]
n 1: a detailed critical inspection [syn: survey]
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" [syn: work]
3: a written document describing the findings of some
individual or group; "this accords with the recent study
by Hill and Dale" [syn: report, written report]
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"
[syn: discipline, subject, subject area, subject
field, field, field of study, bailiwick, branch of
7: preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several
studies before starting to paint" [syn: sketch]
8: attentive consideration and meditation; "after much
cogitation he rejected the offer" [syn: cogitation]
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"
v 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" [syn: analyze,
analyse, examine, canvass, canvas]
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" [syn: consider]
4: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
bar exam" [syn: learn, read, take]
5: learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his
room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books
now" [syn: hit the books]
6: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He
is meditating in his study" [syn: meditate, contemplate]