What does Thinking mean?

Definitions for Thinking
ˈθɪŋ kɪŋthink·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentationadjective

    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

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

  2. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)adjective

    endowed with the capacity to reason


  1. thinkingnoun

    Gerund of think.

    What is your thinking on this subject?

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thinkingnoun

    Imagination; cogitation; judgment.

    Etymology: from think.

    He put it by once; but, to my thinking, he would fain have had it. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    If we did think,
    His contemplations were above the earth,
    And fix’d on spiritual objects, he should still
    Dwell in his musings; but I am afraid
    His thinkings are below the moon, nor worth
    His serious considering. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    I heard a bird so sing,
    Whose musick, to my thinking, pleas’d the king. William Shakespeare.

    I was a man, to my thinking, very likely to get a rich widow. Joseph Addison, Guard. №. 97.


  1. Thinking

    Thinking is a song by Roger Daltrey that was written by David Courtney and Leo Sayer. The song was originally released on Daltrey's début solo album, Daltrey and released as a single in 1973. The non-album B-side "There is Love" features Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin on guitar. the song was left out because "It didn't fit in with the final context of the album." explained Daltrey "so we had to leave it out". The song is included on the Sanctuary remaster.


  1. thinking

    Thinking is a cognitive process that involves mental activities such as analyzing, problem-solving, reasoning, remembering, and making decisions. It refers to the conscious and deliberate mental activity in which individuals process and manipulate information, ideas, and concepts in their minds. Thinking allows individuals to reflect, interpret, and make sense of the world around them by drawing connections, generating new insights, and forming judgments. It is a fundamental aspect of human intelligence and plays a crucial role in processing information and generating thoughts and ideas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thinking

    of Think

  2. Thinkingadjective

    having the faculty of thought; cogitative; capable of a regular train of ideas; as, man is a thinking being

  3. Thinkingnoun

    the act of thinking; mode of thinking; imagination; cogitation; judgment

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Thinking

    Mental activity, not predominantly perceptual, by which one apprehends some aspect of an object or situation based on past learning and experience.

Editors Contribution

  1. thinkingverb

    Verb form of the word think

    Thinking through our plans is a good idea to ensure we are logical and practical in the step-by-step process

    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2021  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thinking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1346

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thinking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #495

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thinking' in Nouns Frequency: #1060

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thinking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thinking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Thinking in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    Nobody ever mentions North Korea, where you have this maniac sitting there, and he actually has nuclear weapons and somebody better start thinking about North Korea and perhaps a couple of other places. But certainly North Korea, you have somebody right now in North Korea who has got nuclear weapons and who is saying almost every other week, ‘ I ’m ready to use them, ’ and we don’t even mention it.

  2. Corey Ballentine:

    I think personally that its time for me to be strong now, i cant keep thinking about that and dwelling on it, Ive got to move forward. If I want to make this team, Ive got to learn the plays, Ive got to execute, things like that. So, mentally I just kind of shifted mentally, knowing the obligations that I have to do, and just moving forward with it.

  3. Supreme Court:

    I'm against stigmatizing those who make this decision [ to undergo an abortion ] which I believe is difficult to begin with, due to moral and social burdens. It shouldn't be burdened as well by the law. Nobody gets voluntarily pregnant thinking about getting an abortion later.

  4. Michele Smith:

    I cannot thank you enough for thinking about me and walking me thru this, what an incredible opportunity! Thanks, Hunter!!

  5. Daniel Sumner:

    When there's that much uncertainty, I'm thinking there may be some disruption in the market.

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  • Floyd Eugene Brown
    Floyd Eugene Brown
    My definition is to talk to yourself without speaking out loud.
    LikeReply 29 years ago

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