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(Stud"ied*ly) adv. In a studied manner.
(Stud"i*er) n. A student. [R.] W. Irving.
Lipsius was a great studier of the stoical philosophy.Tillotson.
(Stu"di*o) n.; pl. Studios [It. studio, properly, study. See Study.] The working room of an
(Stu"di*ous) a. [L. studious: cf. F. studieux. See Study.]
1. Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.
2. Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative. Locke.
3. Earnest in endeavors; aiming sedulously; attentive; observant; diligent; usually followed by an infinitive
or by of; as, be studious to please; studious to find new friends and allies.
You that are so studiousMassinger.
Of my affairs, wholly neglect your own.
4. Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
For the frigid villainy of studious lewdness, . . . with apology can be invented?Rambler.
5. Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade. [Poetic]
But let my due feet never failMilton.
To walk the studious cloister's pale.
Stu"di*ous*ly, adv. Stu"di*ous*ness, n.
(Stud"y) n.; pl. Studies [OE. studie, L. studium, akin to studere to study; possibly akin to Gr.
haste, zeal, to hasten; cf. OF. estudie, estude, F. étude. Cf. Etude, Student, Studio, Study, v. i.]
1. A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence, application of mind to books, arts, or science,
or to any subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.
Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in study.Bp. Fell.
Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace.Sir W. Temple.
2. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
Just men they seemed, and all their study bentMilton.
To worship God aright, and know his works.
3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament, are her daily study.Law.
The proper study of mankind is man.Pope.
4. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work. "His cheery little study." Hawthorne.
5. (Fine Arts) A representation or rendering of any object or scene intended, not for exhibition as an
original work of art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance of the maker; as, a study of heads
or of hands for a figure picture.
6. (Mus.) A piece for special practice. See Etude.