Definitions for notionˈnoʊ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

no•tion*ˈnoʊ ʃən(n.)

  1. a general, vague, or imperfect conception or idea.

  2. an opinion, view, or belief.

  3. a conception or idea:

    his notion of democracy.

  4. a fanciful or foolish idea; whim.

  5. notions, small articles, as buttons, thread, or ribbon, displayed together for sale.

* Syn: See idea.

Origin of notion:

1560–70; < L nōtiō examination, idea <nō-, base of nōscere to come to know (see notify )

no′tion•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"

  2. notion(noun)

    a general inclusive concept

  3. notion, whim, whimsy, whimsey(noun)

    an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

    "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"

  4. notion(noun)

    (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items

    "buttons and needles are notions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. notion(noun)ˈnoʊ ʃən

    an idea

    the notion of using diplomacy instead of war

Wiktionary

  1. notion(Noun)

    Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notu00E6.

  2. notion(Noun)

    A sentiment; an opinion.

  3. notion(Noun)

    Sense; mind. Shakespeare.

  4. notion(Noun)

    An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.

    Yankee notions

  5. notion(Noun)

    Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.

  6. notion(Noun)

    Inclination; intention; disposition.

    I have a notion to do it.

  7. Origin: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notion

    mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notae

  2. Notion

    a sentiment; an opinion

  3. Notion

    sense; mind

  4. Notion

    an invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions

  5. Notion

    inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2743

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Nouns Frequency: #995


Translations for notion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

notion(noun)

understanding

I've no notion what he's talking about.

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