March vs Study - What's the difference?

march | study |

As a proper noun march

is the third month of the gregorian calendar, following february and preceding april abbreviation: mar' or ' .

As a verb study is

(usually|academic) to revise materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.

As a noun study is

(label) a state of mental perplexity or worried thought.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . Akin to (etyl) mearc'', ''?emearc "mark, boundary".


  • A formal, rhythmic way of walking, used especially by soldiers, bands and in ceremonies.
  • A political rally or parade
  • Any song in the genre of music written for marching (see )
  • Steady forward movement or progression.
  • the march of time
  • (euchre) The feat of taking all the tricks of a hand.
  • Synonyms
    * (steady forward movement or progression) process * (political rally) protest, parade, rally * (steady forward movement) advancement, progression
    Derived terms
    * countermarch * dead march * death march * double march * force-march * forced march * freedom march * frog-march, frog march, frog's march * funeral march * gain a march on, get a march on * grand march * hour of march * in a full march * in march * Jacksonian march * Jarvis march * line of march * make a march * march haemoglobinuria, march hemoglobinuria * march-on * march-order * march out * march-past * march-time * march tumor, march tumour * march to a different drummer * march to the beat of a different drum * minute of march * on a march * on the march * outmarch * rogue's march * route march, route-march, routemarch * slow march * snowball marches * steal a march * wedding march


  • To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does.
  • To cause someone to walk somewhere.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1967 , first = Barbara , last = Sleigh , authorlink = Barbara Sleigh , title = (Jessamy) , edition = 1993 , location = Sevenoaks, Kent , publisher=Bloomsbury , isbn = 0 340 19547 9 , page = 84 , url = , passage = The old man heaved himself from the chair, seized Jessamy by her pinafore frill and marched her to the house. }}
  • To go to war; to make military advances.
  • Derived terms
    * dismarch * marcher * marching * march off * march on * march to the beat of a different drum * outmarch * overmarch * remarch

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • A border region, especially one originally set up to defend a boundary.
  • * , Book V:
  • Therefore, sir, be my counsayle, rere up your lyege peple and sende kynges and dewkes to loke unto your marchis , and that the mountaynes of Almayne be myghtyly kepte.
  • (label) A region at a frontier governed by a marquess.
  • The name for any of various territories with similar meanings or etymologies in their native languages.
  • * 1819 , (Lord Byron), , IV:
  • Juan's companion was a Romagnole, / But bred within the March of old Ancona.
    * (border region) frontier, marchland * (territory) county palatinate, county palatine
    Derived terms
    * Lord Warden of the Marches * marcher * march-gat * march-land * march-man * march parts, march-party * * march stone * march-ward *


  • To have common borders or frontiers
  • Etymology 3


  • (obsolete) Smallage.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)




  • (usually, academic) To revise materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.
  • Students are expected to start studying for final exams in March.
    I need to study my biology notes.
  • (academic) To take a course or courses on a subject.
  • I study medicine at the university.
  • To acquire knowledge on a subject.
  • Biologists study living things.
  • To look at minutely.
  • He studied the map in preparation for the hike.
  • To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable.
  • To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
  • * Bible, 1 Thessalonians iv. 11
  • And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you


    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)


  • (label) A state of mental perplexity or worried thought.
  • *:
  • *:wel said the kynge thow mayst take myn hors by force but and I my?te preue the whether thow were better on horsbak or I / wel said the knyght seke me here whan thow wolt and here nygh this wel thow shalt fynde me / and soo passyd on his weye / thenne the kyng sat in a study and bad his men fetche his hors as faste as euer they myghte
  • (label) Thought, as directed to a specific purpose; one's concern.
  • :
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:Just men they seemed, and all their study bent / To worship God aright, and know his works.
  • Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning.
  • :
  • *1661 , , 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 , , 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.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April, author=John T. Jost
  • , volume=100, issue=2, page=162, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.}}
  • The act of studying; examination.
  • :
  • Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
  • *(William Law) (1686-1761)
  • *:The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament, are her daily study .
  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:The proper study of mankind is man.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis:
  • (senseid)A room in a house intended for reading and writing; traditionally the private room of the male head of household.
  • :
  • *(Nathaniel Hawthorne) (1804-1864)
  • *:his cheery little study
  • An artwork made in order to practise or demonstrate a subject or technique.
  • :
  • (label) A piece for special practice; an .
  • Synonyms

    * (private male room) cabinet, closet (archaic)

    Coordinate terms

    * (private male room) boudoir (female equivalent)


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * brown study