Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “study”


noun (LEARNING)    /ˈstʌd.i/
B2 [U] the act of learning about a subject, usually at school or university: the study of English literatureKnowing and learning studies A2 [plural] studying or work involving studying: Adam doesn't spend enough time on his studies.Knowing and learning used in the names of some educational subjects and courses: the department of business/media studiesSubjects and disciplines B1 [C] a room, especially in a house, used for quiet work such as reading or writingRooms
(Definition of study noun (LEARNING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of study

Definitions of “study” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More