thought

  • 1 Thought — Thought, n. [OE. [thorn]oght, [thorn]ouht, AS. [thorn][=o]ht, ge[thorn][=o]ht, fr. [thorn]encean to think; akin to D. gedachte thought, MHG. d[=a]ht, ged[=a]ht, Icel. [thorn][=o]ttr, [thorn][=o]tti. See {Think}.] 1. The act of thinking; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thought — *idea, concept, conception, notion, impression Analogous words: *opinion, view, sentiment, belief, conviction, persuasion thoughtful 1 Thoughtful, reflective, speculative, contemplative, meditative, pensive can be applied to persons or their… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 thought — [1] ► NOUN 1) an idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind. 2) the action or process of thinking. 3) (one s thoughts) one s mind or attention. 4) an act of considering or remembering. 5) careful consideration or… …

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  • 4 thought — thought1 [thôt] n. [ME thouht < OE thoht < PGmc * thanht, pret. of * thankjan (> OE thencan: see THINK1)] 1. the act or process of thinking; reflection; meditation; cogitation 2. the power of reasoning, or of conceiving ideas; capacity… …

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  • 5 thought — (n.) O.E. þoht, geþoht, from stem of þencan to conceive of in the mind, consider (see THINK (Cf. think)). Cognate with the second element in Ger. Gedächtnis memory, Andacht attention, devotion, Bedacht consideration, deliberation. Second thought… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Thought — Thought, imp. & p. p. of {Think}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 thought — [n1] formation of mental objects anticipation, apprehending, attention, brainwork, cerebration, cogitation, cognition, concluding, consideration, considering, contemplation, deducing, deduction, deliberation, deriving, discerning, heed, hope,… …

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  • 8 thought — I (concept) noun belief, conception, credo, creed, hint, idea, insight, notion, opinion, perspective, point, proposal, rationale, suggestion, tenet, view II (concern) noun attentiveness, care, impression, philosophy, reaction, regard, sentiment,… …

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  • 9 thought — noun 1 sth that you think ADJECTIVE ▪ comforting, good, happy, pleasant, positive ▪ It was a comforting thought that at least her father hadn t suffered. ▪ Before going on stage, I breathe deeply and t …

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  • 10 thought — thought1 [θo:t US θo:t] the past tense and past participle of ↑think 1 thought 2 thought2 W1S1 n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(something you think about)¦ 2¦(ideas/opinions)¦ 3¦(careful consideration)¦ 4¦(act of thinking)¦ 5¦(caring about something)¦ 6¦(intention)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 thought — n. reflection 1) to entertain, harbor, have; relish a thought (to harbor thoughts of revenge) 2) to express, present a thought 3) to gather; sum up one s thoughts 4) an evil; fleeting, passing; happy; intriguing; refreshing; sober, sobering;… …

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  • 12 thought — 1 past tense and past participle of think 1 2 noun 1 STH YOU THINK ABOUT (C) something that you think of, remember, or realize; idea: I was just going to pick up the phone when a sudden thought made me hesitate. (+ of): a traveller s thoughts of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 thought — thought1 /thawt/, n. 1. the product of mental activity; that which one thinks: a body of thought. 2. a single act or product of thinking; idea or notion: to collect one s thoughts. 3. the act or process of thinking; mental activity: Thought as… …

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  • 14 Thought — For other uses, see Thought (disambiguation). Think redirects here. For other uses, see Think (disambiguation). Man thinking on a train journey …

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  • 15 thought — thought1 [ θɔt ] noun *** ▸ 1 idea etc. entering mind ▸ 2 mental effort ▸ 3 idea/opinion ▸ 4 plan/wish to do something ▸ 5 care/worry ▸ 6 system of ideas ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a word, idea, or image that comes into your mind: a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 thought — I UK [θɔːt] / US [θɔt] noun Word forms thought : singular thought plural thoughts *** 1) [countable] a word, idea, or image that comes into your mind a comforting/sobering/chilling thought thought of: His mind was filled with thoughts of revenge …

    English dictionary

  • 17 Thought — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Thought >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 thought thought Sgm: N 1 exercitation of the intellect exercitation of the intellect exercise of the intellect Sgm: N 1 intellection intellection Sgm: N 1 reflection reflection… …

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  • 18 thought —    by John Marks   In his earlier work, and in particular Difference and Repetition, Deleuze talks of a dominant Image of thought that he sets out to challenge, exploring the possibility of a thought without image . The image that Deleuze… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 19 thought —    by John Marks   In his earlier work, and in particular Difference and Repetition, Deleuze talks of a dominant Image of thought that he sets out to challenge, exploring the possibility of a thought without image . The image that Deleuze… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 20 thought — [[t]θɔ͟ːt[/t]] ♦ thoughts 1) Thought is the past tense and past participle of think. 2) N COUNT: oft N of n/ ing, N that A thought is an idea that you have in your mind. The thought of Nick made her throat tighten... I tormented myself with the… …

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