Study (room)


Study (room)

A study is a room in a house which is used for paperwork, computer work, or reading. Historically, the study of a house was reserved for use as the private office and reading room of a family father as the formal head of a household, but today studies are generally either used to operate a home business or else open to the whole family.

A typical study might contain a desk, chair, computer, and bookshelves. A spare bedroom is often utilized as a study, but many modern homes have a room specifically designated as a study. Such rooms are usually located in a convenient area on the main floor of the house and may be referred to as a den, home office, or library.

The study developed from the closet or cabinet of the Renaissance onwards.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Study — may refer to: * Studying, to acquire knowledge on a subject through concentration on prepared learning materials * Study (drawing), a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece * Study (room), a room in a home used as an …   Wikipedia

  • Room temperature — (also referred to as ambient temperature) is a common term to denote a certain temperature within enclosed space at which humans are accustomed. Room temperature is thus often indicated by general human comfort, with the common range of 22°C… …   Wikipedia

  • study — (v.) early 12c., from O.Fr. estudier to study (Fr. étude), from M.L. studiare, from L. studium study, application, originally eagerness, from studere to be diligent ( to be pressing forward ), from PIE * (s)teu to push, stick, knock, beat (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • study — [stud′ē] n. pl. studies [ME studie < OFr estudie < L studium, zeal, study < studere, to busy oneself about, apply oneself to, study, orig., prob., to aim toward, strike at, akin to tundere, to strike, beat < IE * (s)teud < base *… …   English World dictionary

  • Room 641A — is an intercept facility operated by AT T for the U.S. National Security Agency, beginning in 2003. Room 641A is located in the SBC Communications building at 611 Folsom Street, San Francisco, three floors of which were occupied by AT T before… …   Wikipedia

  • Study hall — or Study Period is a term for a class period during the school day when students are not scheduled for an academic class. Study periods often occur because of scheduling conflicts in the school timetable when there is a mismatch between available …   Wikipedia

  • Room 40 — (englisch für Zimmer 40) war während des Ersten Weltkriegs eine nachrichtendienstliche Abteilung der britischen Admiralität. Die Codeknacker von Room 40 befassten sich mit der Entzifferung geheimer Nachrichten des Deutschen Reichs. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • study — ► NOUN (pl. studies) 1) the devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge. 2) a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation. 3) a room for reading, writing, or academic work. 4) a piece of work done for practice or as an …   English terms dictionary

  • study hall — n [U] AmE a period of time during the school day when students must go to a room to study, instead of going to a lesson …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • study hall — ☆ study hall n. 1. any room in a school used for studying and doing homework 2. a class period reserved for study …   English World dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.