Definitions for thoughtθɔt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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; reflection or cogitation.

  4. the capacity or faculty of thinking, reasoning, imagining, etc.

  5. meditation, contemplation, or recollection:

    deep in thought.

  6. intention, design, or purpose:

    We had some thought of going.

  7. anticipation or expectation:

    I had no thought of seeing you here.

  8. consideration, attention, care, or regard:

    to take no thought of one's appearance.

  9. a judgment, opinion, or belief:

    According to his thought, all violence is evil.

  10. the intellectual activity or the ideas, opinions, etc., characteristic of a place, group, or time:

    Greek thought.

* Syn: See idea.

Origin of thought:

bef. 900; ME thoght, OE (ge)thōht, c. OS githāht, OHG gidāht


  1. Ref: pt. and pp. of think 1 2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idea, thought(noun)

    the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

    "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"

  2. thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation(noun)

    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

    "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"

  3. thought(noun)

    the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual

    "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"

  4. opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought(noun)

    a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

    "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. thought(noun)θɔt

    an idea in your mind

    I just had a funny thought.; The thought of leaving made him sad.

  2. thoughtθɔt

    the process of thinking

    After giving it a lot of thought, I made my decision.

  3. thoughtθɔt

    not noticing things because you are thinking

    She sat alone, lost in thought.

  4. thoughtθɔt

    a feeling of caring about others

    The driver sped away with no thought for anyone in his way.

  5. thoughtθɔt

    the past tense and past participle of "think"


  1. thought(Noun)

    form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.

  2. thought(Noun)

    the process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because itu2019s unfamiliar territory. u2014Paul Fix

  3. thought(Noun)

    way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).

    "Eastern thought".

  4. Origin: From þoht.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thought

    of Think

  2. Thought

    imp. & p. p. of Think

  3. Thought(noun)

    the act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation

  4. Thought(noun)

    meditation; serious consideration

  5. Thought(noun)

    that which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention

  6. Thought(noun)

    solicitude; anxious care; concern

  7. Thought(noun)

    a small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better


  1. Thought

    Thought generally refers to any mental or intellectual activity involving an individual's subjective consciousness. It can refer either to the act of thinking or the resulting ideas or arrangements of ideas. Similar concepts include cognition, sentience, consciousness, and imagination. Because thought underlies almost all human actions and interactions, understanding its physical and metaphysical origins, processes, and effects has been a longstanding goal of many academic disciplines including, among others, biology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Thinking allows beings to make sense of or model the world in different ways, and to represent or interpret it in ways that are significant to them, or which accord with their needs, attachments, objectives, plans, commitments, ends and desires.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. thought

    1. Something made up of the thoughts you, yourself, think. The other kind is supplied to you by jobbers. 2. Mental dynamite.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thought' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #198

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thought' in Written Corpus Frequency: #156

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thought' in Nouns Frequency: #292

Translations for thought

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something that one thinks; an idea

I had a sudden thought.

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