Definitions for THINKθɪŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thinkθɪŋk(v.; adj.; n.)thought, think•ing

  1. (v.i.)to have a conscious mind, capable of reasoning, remembering, and making rational decisions.

  2. to employ one's mind rationally in evaluating a given situation:

    Think carefully.

  3. to have a certain thing as the subject of one's thoughts:

    thinking about school.

  4. to call something to one's conscious mind:

    to think of a number.

  5. to consider something as a possible action:

    to think about cutting one's hair.

  6. to invent or conceive of something:

    to think of a plan.

  7. to have consideration or regard for someone:

    to think of others.

  8. to consider a person or thing as indicated:

    to think well of someone.

  9. to have a belief or opinion:

    I think she is funny.

  10. (v.t.)to have in the mind as an idea:

    thinking nice things.

  11. to evaluate for possible action upon:

    Think the deal over.

  12. to regard as specified:

    He thought me unkind.

  13. to believe to be true of someone or something:

    to think evil of them.

  14. to have as a plan:

    We think that we will go.

  15. to anticipate or expect:

    I did not think to call you.

  16. think out or through, to understand or solve by thinking. to devise; contrive:

    to think out a plan.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  17. (adj.)pertaining to thinking or thought.

  18. (n.)the act or a period of thinking:

    First, give it a good think.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Idioms for think:

  1. think better of,to reconsider.

    Category: Idiom

  2. think little or nothing of,to regard as insignificant.

    Category: Idiom

  3. think twice,to consider carefully before acting.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of think:

bef. 900; ME thinken, var. of thenken, OE thencan, c. OFris thensz(i)a, OS thenkian, OHG t(h)enken, ON thekkja, Go thagkjan to think, plan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. think(verb)

    an instance of deliberate thinking

    "I need to give it a good think"

  2. think, believe, consider, conceive(verb)

    judge or regard; look upon; judge

    "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

  3. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess(verb)

    expect, believe, or suppose

    "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

  4. think, cogitate, cerebrate(verb)

    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

    "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

  5. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think(verb)

    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

    "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"

  6. think(verb)

    imagine or visualize

    "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"

  7. think(verb)

    focus one's attention on a certain state

    "Think big"; "think thin"

  8. intend, mean, think(verb)

    have in mind as a purpose

    "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"

  9. think(verb)

    decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting

    "Can you think what to do next?"

  10. think(verb)

    ponder; reflect on, or reason about

    "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"

  11. think(verb)

    dispose the mind in a certain way

    "Do you really think so?"

  12. think(verb)

    have or formulate in the mind

    "think good thoughts"

  13. think(verb)

    be capable of conscious thought

    "Man is the only creature that thinks"

  14. think(verb)

    bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation

    "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. think(verb)θɪŋk

    to have an opinion about sth

    I thought (that) the movie was good.; I don't think it's a problem. Do you?

  2. thinkθɪŋk

    to not like sth

    I didn't think much of her dress.

  3. thinkθɪŋk

    to believe sth is true or right

    I think she's eighteen.; Do you think (that) the teacher would know?

  4. thinkθɪŋk

    to have thoughts or memories in your mind

    I was thinking about home.; You and I were thinking the same thing.

  5. thinkθɪŋk

    to remember a time in the past

    Think back to when you were little.

  6. thinkθɪŋk

    to carefully consider sth in order to make a decision or solve a problem

    Be quiet, I'm trying to think about what to do.

  7. thinkθɪŋk

    to imagine sth

    Think about the money we could make.; Just think - we could be on a beach right now.

  8. thinkθɪŋk

    indicates you have just remembered sth

    Come to think of it, maybe she did mention it.

  9. thinkθɪŋk

    to consider sth very carefully before making a decision

    I'd think twice before lending him money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Think(verb)

    to seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought

  2. Think(verb)

    to employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties

  3. Think(verb)

    to call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it

  4. Think(verb)

    to reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate

  5. Think(verb)

    to form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow

  6. Think(verb)

    to purpose; to intend; to design; to mean

  7. Think(verb)

    to presume; to venture

  8. Think(verb)

    to conceive; to imagine

  9. Think(verb)

    to plan or design; to plot; to compass

  10. Think(verb)

    to believe; to consider; to esteem


  1. Think

    "Think" is a song performed by American R&B/soul musician Aretha Franklin. It was released as single in 1968, from her Aretha Now album. The song, a feminist anthem, reached No. 7 on Billboard Pop Singles Chart, becoming Franklin's seventh Top 10 hit in the United States. The song also reached No. 1 on the magazine's Black Singles Chart, becoming her sixth single to top the chart. The song was written by Franklin and Ted White. Franklin re-recorded the song in 1989 for the album "Through the Storm". Pitchfork Media placed it at number 15 on its list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THINK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #147

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THINK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #46

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THINK' in Verbs Frequency: #15

Translations for THINK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with about ) to have or form ideas in one's mind

Can babies think?; I was thinking about my mother.

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