Synonyms for study

Synonyms for (noun) study

Synonyms: survey, study

Definition: a detailed critical inspection

Similar words: examination, scrutiny

Definition: the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)


Synonyms: sketch, study

Definition: preliminary drawing for later elaboration

Usage: he made several studies before starting to paint

Similar words: drawing

Definition: a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

Usage: drawings of abstract forms; he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures


Synonyms: study

Definition: a room used for reading and writing and studying

Usage: he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study

Similar words: room

Definition: an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

Usage: the rooms were very small but they had a nice view


Synonyms: study

Definition: a state of deep mental absorption

Usage: she is in a deep study

Similar words: absorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion

Definition: complete attention; intense mental effort


Synonyms: work, study

Definition: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)

Usage: mastering a second language requires a lot of work; no schools offer graduate study in interior design

Similar words: learning, acquisition

Definition: the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

Usage: the child's acquisition of language


Synonyms: study, cogitation

Definition: attentive consideration and meditation

Usage: after much cogitation he rejected the offer

Similar words: reflection, reflexion, rumination, contemplation, musing, thoughtfulness

Definition: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration


Synonyms: field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, discipline

Definition: a branch of knowledge

Usage: in what discipline is his doctorate?; teachers should be well trained in their subject; anthropology is the study of human beings

Similar words: domain, knowledge base, knowledge domain

Definition: the content of a particular field of knowledge


Synonyms: study

Definition: a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique

Usage: a study in spiccato bowing

Similar words: piece, piece of music, opus, musical composition, composition

Definition: a musical work that has been created

Usage: the composition is written in four movements


Synonyms: study, written report, report

Definition: a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

Usage: this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale

Similar words: papers, written document, document

Definition: writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)


Synonyms: study

Definition: someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)

Usage: he is a quick study

Similar words: memoriser, memorizer

Definition: a person who learns by rote

Synonyms for (verb) study

Synonyms: hit the books, study

Definition: learn by reading books

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

Similar words: larn, learn, acquire

Definition: gain knowledge or skills

Usage: She learned dancing from her sister; I learned Sanskrit; Children acquire language at an amazing rate


Synonyms: study, meditate, contemplate

Definition: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

Usage: He is meditating in his study

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: consider, study

Definition: give careful consideration to

Usage: consider the possibility of moving

Similar words: chew over, reflect, ponder, think over, speculate, ruminate, mull, mull over, muse, excogitate, contemplate, meditate

Definition: reflect deeply on a subject

Usage: I mulled over the events of the afternoon; philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years; The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate