Definitions for contemplationˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemplation(noun)

    a long and thoughtful observation

  2. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness(noun)

    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

Wiktionary

  1. contemplation(Noun)

    The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.

  2. contemplation(Noun)

    Holy meditation.

  3. contemplation(Noun)

    The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contemplation(noun)

    the act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study

  2. Contemplation(noun)

    holy meditation

  3. Contemplation(noun)

    the act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing

  4. Origin: [F. contemplation, L. contemplatio.]

Freebase

  1. Contemplation

    Contemplation means "to admire something and think about it." The word contemplation comes from the Latin word contemplatio. Its root is also that of the Latin word templum, a piece of ground consecrated for the taking of auspices, or a building for worship, derived either from Proto-Indo-European base *tem- "to cut", and so a "place reserved or cut out" or from the Proto-Indo-European base *temp- "to stretch", and thus referring to a cleared space in front of an altar. The Latin word contemplatio was used to translate the Greek word θεωρία. In a religious sense, contemplation is usually a type of prayer or meditation.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemplation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemplation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Randolph Bourne:

    Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.

  2. Jacob Bronowski:

    The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

  3. Midge Dector:

    Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence So sweet is zealous contemplation.

  5. Prophet Mohammed, Muslim:

    A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation.

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Translations for contemplation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تفكُّرArabic
  • очакване, съзерцание, размишлениеBulgarian
  • meditace, rozjímáníCzech
  • KontemplationGerman
  • تفکرPersian
  • tutkiskelu, suunnittelu, mietiskelyFinnish
  • contemplationFrench
  • bespiegeling, overweging, beschouwingDutch
  • благочестивые размышления, медитация, размышление, предвкушение, созерцание, раздумьеRussian
  • sozercanjeSerbo-Croatian

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