Studied
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]


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  • Studied — Stud ied, a. 1. Closely examined; read with diligence and attention; made the subject of study; well considered; as, a studied lesson. [1913 Webster] 2. Well versed in any branch of learning; qualified by study; learned; as, a man well studied in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • studied — [stud′ēd] adj. 1. prepared or planned by careful study [a studied reply] 2. deliberate; premeditated [in studied disarray] 3. Now Rare learned; well informed studiedly adv. studiedness n …   English World dictionary

  • studied — index aforethought, deliberate, elaborate, intentional, literate, nonchalant, premeditated, purposeful, t …   Law dictionary

  • studied — *deliberate, considered, advised, premeditated, designed Analogous words: *thoughtful, considerate, attentive: intentional, *voluntary, willing, willful Contrasted words: *spontaneous, impulsive, instinctive …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • studied — [adj] intentional advised, affected, aforethought, calculated, conscious, considered, deliberate, designed, examined, gone into, investigated, planned, plotted, premeditated, prepared, prepense, purposeful, reviewed, studious, thought about,… …   New thesaurus

  • studied — adjective Date: 15th century 1. carefully considered or prepared ; thoughtful < a studied response > 2. knowledgeable, learned < studied in the craft of blacksmithing > 3. produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation ; calculated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • studied — studiedly, adv. studiedness, n. /stud eed/, adj. 1. marked by or suggestive of conscious effort; not spontaneous or natural; affected: studied simplicity. 2. carefully deliberated: a studied approval. 3. learned. [1520 30; STUDY + ED2] Syn. 1.… …   Universalium

  • studied — stud|ied [ˈstʌdid] adj a studied way of behaving is deliberate and often not sincere, because it has been planned carefully ▪ She spoke with studied politeness …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • studied — stud|ied [ stʌdid ] adjective studied behavior is planned and deliberate, so that it often seems false: studied calm/indifference …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • studied — [[t]stʌ̱did[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A studied action is deliberate or planned. → See also study We both have an interesting 10 days coming up, said Alex Ferguson with studied understatement. Ant: unstudied …   English dictionary

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