|Origin:||estudie, from Latin studium 'mental effort, eagerness, study', from studere 'to be eager, try to be helpful, study'|
stud‧y1 S3 W3 plural studies
a piece of work that is done to find out more about a particular subject or problem, and usually includes a written report:
More studies are needed before anything can be proven.
Recent studies show that women still get paid a lot less than men.
a study of Australian wild birds
make/carry out/conduct a study➔ case study
The study was carried out between January and May 1998.
when you spend time learning, especially at home or by yourself rather than during school:
Set aside a period of time specifically for study.
ways to improve study skills (=skills that help you study efficiently and be successful in school)
subject[uncountable] also studies
the work that someone does in order to learn about a particular subject, especially the courses they take at a college or university:
How are your studies coming along?
begin/continue/stop etc your studies
I gave up my studies when I had the baby.
when you examine or consider something very carefully and in detail:
a report that deserves careful study
a room in a house that is used for work or study [↪ office]
a small detailed drawing, especially one that is done to prepare for a large painting:
Renoir's studies of small plants and flowers
a piece of music, usually for piano, that is often intended for practice
to be a perfect example of something:
His face was a study in fear.
10 American English
someone who learns things quickly