Definitions for thinkθɪŋk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
thinkθɪŋk(v.; adj.; n.)thought, think•ing
(v.i.)to have a conscious mind, capable of reasoning, remembering, and making rational decisions.
to employ one's mind rationally in evaluating a given situation:
to have a certain thing as the subject of one's thoughts:
thinking about school.
to call something to one's conscious mind:
to think of a number.
to consider something as a possible action:
to think about cutting one's hair.
to invent or conceive of something:
to think of a plan.
to have consideration or regard for someone:
to think of others.
to consider a person or thing as indicated:
to think well of someone.
to have a belief or opinion:
I think she is funny.
(v.t.)to have in the mind as an idea:
thinking nice things.
to evaluate for possible action upon:
Think the deal over.
to regard as specified:
He thought me unkind.
to believe to be true of someone or something:
to think evil of them.
to have as a plan:
We think that we will go.
to anticipate or expect:
I did not think to call you.
think out or through, to understand or solve by thinking. to devise; contrive:
to think out a plan.
Category: Verb Phrase
(adj.)pertaining to thinking or thought.
(n.)the act or a period of thinking:
First, give it a good think.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Idioms for think:
think better of,to reconsider.
think little or nothing of,to regard as insignificant.
think twice,to consider carefully before acting.
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
an instance of deliberate thinking
"I need to give it a good think"
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"
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"
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"
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"
imagine or visualize
"Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
focus one's attention on a certain state
"Think big"; "think thin"
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"
decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting
"Can you think what to do next?"
ponder; reflect on, or reason about
"Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
dispose the mind in a certain way
"Do you really think so?"
have or formulate in the mind
"think good thoughts"
be capable of conscious thought
"Man is the only creature that thinks"
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
to have an opinion about sth
I thought (that) the movie was good.; I don't think it's a problem. Do you?
to not like sth
I didn't think much of her dress.
to believe sth is true or right
I think she's eighteen.; Do you think (that) the teacher would know?
to have thoughts or memories in your mind
I was thinking about home.; You and I were thinking the same thing.
to remember a time in the past
Think back to when you were little.
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.
to imagine sth
Think about the money we could make.; Just think - we could be on a beach right now.
indicates you have just remembered sth
Come to think of it, maybe she did mention it.
to consider sth very carefully before making a decision
I'd think twice before lending him money.
to seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought
to employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties
to call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it
to reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate
to form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow
to purpose; to intend; to design; to mean
to presume; to venture
to conceive; to imagine
to plan or design; to plot; to compass
to believe; to consider; to esteem
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.
- pensarPortuguese (BR)
- فکر کردنFarsi
- penser (à)French
- misliti, razmišljatiCroatian
- tenke, forestille segNorwegian
- a (se) gândi (la)Romanian
- 想Chinese (Trad.)
- nghĩ vềVietnamese
- 想Chinese (Simp.)
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