contemplate vs study what difference

what is difference between contemplate and study

English

Etymology

Attested since the 1590s; borrowed from Latin contemplātus, from contemplari (observe, survey).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.təmˌpleɪt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.təmˌpleɪt/
  • Hyphenation: con‧tem‧plate

Verb

contemplate (third-person singular simple present contemplates, present participle contemplating, simple past and past participle contemplated)

  1. To look at on all sides or in all its aspects; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study, ponder, or consider.
  2. To consider as a possibility.
    • 1793 February 18, Alexander Hamilton, Loans, speech given to the United States House of Representatives:
      There remain some particulars to complete the information contemplated by those resolutions.
    • 1826, James Kent, Commentaries on American Law
      If a treaty contains any stipulations which contemplate a state of future war.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:ponder
  • (look at): examine

Derived terms

  • contemplative

Related terms

  • contemplation

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “contemplate”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Italian

Verb

contemplate

  1. inflection of contemplare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of contemplato

Anagrams

  • completante

Latin

Participle

contemplāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of contemplātus


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstʌdi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌdi

Etymology 1

From Middle English studien, from Old French estudier (Modern French étudier) from Medieval Latin studiāre and Latin studēre, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tewd- (to push, hit). Displaced native Old English cneordlæcan.

Verb

study (third-person singular simple present studies, present participle studying, simple past and past participle studied)

  1. (usually academic) To review materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.
  2. (academic) To take a course or courses on a subject.
  3. To acquire knowledge on a subject with the intention of applying it in practice.
  4. To look at minutely.
  5. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
    • July 10, 1732, Jonathan Swift, letter to Mr. Gay and The Duchess of Queensberry
      I found a moral first, and studied for a fable.
  6. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
    • And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you []
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • con
  • elucubrate
  • research
  • revise
  • swot
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English studie, from Old French estudie (Modern French étude), from Latin studium (zeal, dedication, study), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tewd- (to push, hit). Doublet of studio.

Noun

study (countable and uncountable, plural studies)

  1. Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning.
    • 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant []
    • 1699, William Temple, Heads designed for an essay on conversations
      Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  2. The act of studying or examining; examination.
  3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
    • 1762, Edmund Law, An extract from A serious call to a devout and holy life
      The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament, are her daily study.
  4. A room in a house intended for reading and writing; traditionally the private room of the male head of household.
    • his cheery little study
  5. An artwork made in order to practise or demonstrate a subject or technique.
  6. The human face, bearing an expression which the observer finds amusingly typical of a particular emotion or state of mind.
  7. (music) A piece for special practice; an étude.
  8. (academic) An academic publication.
  9. One who commits a theatrical part to memory.
  10. (obsolete) A state of mental perplexity or worried thought.
  11. (archaic) Thought, as directed to a specific purpose; one’s concern.
Synonyms
  • (private male room): cabinet, closet (archaic)
Hyponyms
  • See also Thesaurus:study
Coordinate terms
  • (private male room): boudoir (female equivalent)
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Dusty, Dutys, Duyst, dusty

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