methinks

  • 1 Methinks — Me*thinks , v. impers. [imp. {Methought}.] [AS. [thorn]yncan to seem, m[=e] [thorn]ynce[eth], m[=e] [thorn][=u]hte, OE. me thinketh, me thoughte; akin to G. d[ u]nken to seem, denken to think, and E. think. See {Me}, and {Think}.] It seems to me; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 methinks — (v.) O.E. me þyncð it seems to me, from ME (Cf. me) (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan to seem, reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan to seem and related þencan to think, which bedevils modern students… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 methinks — ► VERB (past methought) archaic or humorous ▪ it seems to me. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 4 methinks — [mē thiŋks′] v.impersonal pt.methought [ME me thinketh < OE me thyncth < me, me, to me + thyncth, it seems < thyncan, to seem: see THINK2] Archaic it seems to me …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 methinks — me|thinks [mıˈθıŋks] v past tense methought [ ˈθo:t US ˈθo:t] [T] old use [: Old English; Origin: me thincth it seems to me , from thyncan to seem ] I think ▪ Methinks he is not mistaken …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 methinks — I think. It s raining outside. Methinks I m going to get my coat …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 7 methinks — I think. It s raining outside. Methinks I m going to get my coat …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 8 methinks — verb past tense methought, old use or humorous I think: a holiday somewhere nice, Florida methinks …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 methinks — verb impersonal (past methought) Etymology: Middle English me thinketh, from Old English mē thincth, from mē (dative of ic I) + thincth seems, from thyncan to seem more at i, think Date: before 12th century archaic it seems to me …

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  • 10 methinks — /mi thingks /, v. impers.; pt. methought. Archaic. it seems to me. [bef. 900; ME me thinketh, OE me thyncth. See ME, THINK2, S2] * * * …

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  • 11 methinks — me|thinks [ mi θıŋks ] verb an old word meaning I think. This is sometimes still used in a humorous way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 methinks — I believe; I think Forthright s Forsoothery …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 13 methinks — me·thinks || mɪ θɪŋks v. I think, it seems to me (Archaic) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 methinks — verb (past methought) archaic or humorous it seems to me. Origin OE mē thyncth, from mē to me + thyncth it seems (from thyncan seem , related to think) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 methinks — me·thinks …

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  • 16 methinks — UK [mɪˈθɪŋks] / US [mɪˈθɪŋks] verb an old word meaning I think . This is sometimes still used in a humorous way …

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  • 17 methinks — me•thinks [[t]mɪˈθɪŋks[/t]] v. impers.; pt. me•thought [[t]mɪˈθɔt[/t]] archaic it seems to me • Etymology: bef. 900 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 methinks — /miˈθɪŋks / (say mee thingks) verb (impersonal) (methought) Archaic or Poetic it seems to me. {Middle English me thinketh, Old English me þyncþ it seems to me} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 methinks — v.intr. (past methought) archaic it seems to me. Etymology: OE me thyncth f. me dative of ME(1) + thyncth 3rd sing. of thyncan seem, THINK …

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  • 20 The lady doth protest too much, methinks. — The quotation The lady doth protest too much, methinks. comes from Shakespeare s Hamlet, Act III, scene II. The phrase has come to mean that one can insist so passionately about something not being true that people suspect the opposite of what… …

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