Study and Survey

Study

study 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 knowledge}] 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}] [also: {studied}]

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Study \Stud"y\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Studied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Studying}.] [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. ['e]tudier. See {Study}, n.] 1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To apply the mind to books or learning. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous. --1 Thes. iv. 11. [1913 Webster]

Study \Stud"y\, v. t. 1. To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose of learning and understanding; as, to study law or theology; to study languages. [1913 Webster] 2. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature. [1913 Webster] Study thyself; what rank or what degree The wise Creator has ordained for thee. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech. [1913 Webster] 4. To make an object of study; to aim at sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of others; to study variety in composition. [1913 Webster] For their heart studieth destruction. --Prov. xxiv. 2. [1913 Webster]

Study \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. ['e]tude. 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. [1913 Webster] Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in study. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation. [1913 Webster] Just men they seemed, and all their study bent To worship God aright, and know his works. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration. [1913 Webster] The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament, are her daily study. --Law. [1913 Webster] The proper study of mankind is man. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work. ``His cheery little study.'' --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mus.) A piece for special practice. See {Etude}. [1913 Webster]

Survey

Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them.

survey n 1: a detailed critical inspection [syn: {study}] 2: short descriptive summary (of events) [syn: {sketch}, {resume}] 3: the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited" [syn: {view}, {sight}] v 1: consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting" [syn: {appraise}] 2: look over in a comprehensively, inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates" 3: keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing" [syn: {surveil}, {follow}] 4: hold a review (of troops) [syn: {review}, {go over}] 5: make a survey of; for statistical purposes 6: plot a map of (land)

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Survey \Sur*vey"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surveyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surveying}.] [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See {Sur-}, and {Vision}, and cf. {Supervise}.] 1. To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country. [1913 Webster] Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine. [1913 Webster] With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire. [1913 Webster] 4. To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast. [1913 Webster] 5. To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same. [Eng.] --Jacob (Law Dict.). [1913 Webster]

Survey \Sur"vey\, n. [Formerly accentuated universally on the last syllable, and still so accented by many speakers.] 1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above. [1913 Webster] Under his proud survey the city lies. --Sir J. Denham. [1913 Webster] 2. A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings. [1913 Webster] 3. The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it. [1913 Webster] {Survey of dogs}. See {Court of regard}, under {Regard}. {Trigonometrical survey}, a survey of a portion of country by measuring a single base, and connecting it with various points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the angles of which are carefully measured, the relative positions and distances of all parts being computed from these data. [1913 Webster] Syn: Review; retrospect; examination; prospect. [1913 Webster]

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  • study: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • study: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • study: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • study: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • study: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • survey: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • survey: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • survey: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • survey: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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