ETYM Old Eng. studie, Latin studium, akin to studere to study.
1. A state of deep mental absorption.
2. A room used for reading and writing and studying.
3. Applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); SYN. work.
4. A composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique.
5. Someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play).
1. To be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning.
2. To give careful consideration to; SYN. consider.
3. To learn by reading book
4. To think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; SYN. meditate, contemplate.