What does meditate mean?

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ˈmɛd ɪˌteɪtmed·i·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate(verb)

    reflect deeply on a subject

    "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

  2. study, meditate, contemplate(verb)

    think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

    "He is meditating in his study"

Wiktionary

  1. meditate(Verb)

    To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study.

    Etymology: From meditatus, past participle of meditari, in form as if frequentative of mederi; in sense and in form near to Greek μελεταν

  2. meditate(Verb)

    To sit or lie down and come to a deep rest while still remaining conscious.

    Etymology: From meditatus, past participle of meditari, in form as if frequentative of mederi; in sense and in form near to Greek μελεταν

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meditate(verb)

    to keep the mind in a state of contemplation; to dwell on anything in thought; to think seriously; to muse; to cogitate; to reflect

    Etymology: [L. meditatus, p. p. of meditari to meditate; cf. Gr. to learn, E. mind.]

  2. Meditate(verb)

    to contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study

    Etymology: [L. meditatus, p. p. of meditari to meditate; cf. Gr. to learn, E. mind.]

  3. Meditate(verb)

    to purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in the mind; as, to meditate a war

    Etymology: [L. meditatus, p. p. of meditari to meditate; cf. Gr. to learn, E. mind.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meditate

    med′i-tāt, v.i. to consider thoughtfully: to purpose (with on, upon).—v.t. to think on: to revolve in the mind: to intend.—adj. Med′itated, thought of: planned.—n. Meditā′tion, the act of meditating: deep thought: serious contemplation: the direction of the thoughts of others, in a discourse, &c.: a literary or musical theme treated in a meditative manner.—adj. Med′itative, given to meditation: expressing design.—adv. Med′itatively.—n. Med′itativeness. [L. meditāri, prob. cog. with L. medēri, to heal.]

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    The numerical value of meditate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meditate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of meditate in a Sentence

  1. Lexxi Seay:

    It helps so much. It really does, i tend to be less anxious afterwards. Let's say I am having a real hard day at school and then I go to French and we meditate for 10 to 15 minutes, I feel so much better. No anxiety, no stress, just relaxed.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    There is a sound of humility in the word 'under-standing'. Meditate upon it, then lower yourself to truly understand.

  3. Anandnad Saraswati:

    It is a confluence of all Naga sadhus at the meeting point of these holy rivers, they meet each other, they interact with each other and they meditate and pray here at the holy confluence. They give their message to the people and they transform people.

  4. Alexia Brue:

    We also need to get out the message that it’s as important to unplug and to, say, meditate as it is to be always and immediately responsive.

  5. Martin Luther:

    At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.

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