[transitive, intransitive] study (for something) to spend time learning about a subject by reading, going to college, etc. study (something) How long have you been studying English? Don't disturb Jane, she's studying for her exams. study (something) at… My brother studied at the Royal College of Art. study (something) under… a composer who studied under Nadia Boulanger (= was taught by Nadia Boulanger) study to do/be something Nina is studying to be an architect.