What does Thought mean?

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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?"

Wiktionary

  1. thought(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From þoht.

  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 it's unfamiliar territory. u2014Paul Fix

    Etymology: From þoht.

  3. thought(Noun)

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

    "Eastern thought".

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thought

    thawt, pa.t. and pa.p. of think. [A.S. þohtþencan, to think.]

  2. Thought

    thawt, n. the act of thinking: reasoning: deliberation: that which one thinks: idea: fancy: consideration: opinion: meditation: design: care.—adjs. Thought′ed, having thoughts; Thought′ful, full of thought: employed in meditation: attentive: considerate: promoting serious thought: favourable to meditation.—adv. Thought′fully.—n. Thought′fulness.—adj. Thought′less, without thought or care: careless: inattentive: stupid: dull.—adv. Thought′lessly.—ns. Thought′lessness; Thought′-read′er; Thought′-read′ing, the dubious act or art of discerning what is passing in another's mind by some direct and unexplained method, depending neither on gesture, facial expression, nor any articulate or other voluntary indication.—adj. Thought′-sick (Shak.), uneasy with reflection.—n. Thought′-trans′ference, telepathy.—adj. Thought′-transferen′tial, telepathic.—n. Thought′-wave, a supposed undulatory movement of a hypothetical medium by which the phenomena of thought-transference are explained.—Take thought (Shak.), to give way to grief. [A.S. ge-thóht; Ice. thóttr, Ger. bedacht. Cf. Think.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. thought

    An old spelling of thwart.

Editors Contribution

  1. thought

    Intuitive knowledge, inspiration or idea.

    We use our intelligent thought to create what we choose together as a united being on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  
  2. thought

    The act of to think.

    My thoughts are always loving and I am very grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  

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

How to pronounce Thought?

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How to say Thought in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thought in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Thought in a Sentence

  1. Tony Jacklin:

    I like Fleetwood and I expect him to do something special, i thought he was unlucky at British Open. He succumbed on the third day when the USGA organizers put the pins in stupid places. He shot a 78 while American Brooks Koepka managed a 72 so that was the big difference.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!

  3. Gina Haspel:

    I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral, even if it was technically legal. I would absolutely not permit it, cIA must undertake activities that are consistent with American values. America is looked at all over the world as an example to everyone else in the world and we have to uphold that.

  4. Meryl Streep:

    He came up to me and said, ‘I’m Dustin — burp — Hoffman,’ and he put his hand on my breast, what an obnoxious pig, I thought.

  5. Julie Brough:

    We finally get this deal with Iran that could bring more supply in and energy stocks go up, maybe the deal was going to not bring in as much supply as soon as people thought it might ... Some days, things don't go the way you think they will.

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