What does notion mean?

Definitions for notion
ˈnoʊ ʃənno·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"

  2. notion(noun)

    a general inclusive concept

  3. notion, whim, whimsy, whimsey(noun)

    an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

    "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"

  4. notion(noun)

    (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items

    "buttons and needles are notions"

GCIDE

  1. Notion

    Miscellaneous small objects; sundries; -- usually referring to articles displayed together for sale.

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

Wiktionary

  1. notion(Noun)

    Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notæ.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  2. notion(Noun)

    A sentiment; an opinion.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  3. notion(Noun)

    Sense; mind. Shakespeare.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  4. notion(Noun)

    An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.

    Yankee notions

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  5. notion(Noun)

    Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  6. notion(Noun)

    Inclination; intention; disposition.

    I have a notion to do it.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notion

    mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notae

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  2. Notion

    a sentiment; an opinion

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  3. Notion

    sense; mind

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  4. Notion

    an invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  5. Notion

    inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notion

    nō′shun, n. the art of forming a conception in the mind of the various marks or qualities of an object: the result of this act, a conception: opinion: belief: judgment: a caprice or whim: any small article ingeniously devised or invented, usually in pl.adj. Nō′tional, of the nature of a notion: ideal: fanciful.—adv. Nō′tionally, in notion or mental apprehension: in idea, not in reality.—n. Nō′tionist, one who holds ungrounded opinions. [Fr.,—L. notion-emnoscĕre, notum, to know.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2743

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Nouns Frequency: #995

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of notion in a Sentence

  1. Timothy Massad:

    We will harmonise as much as we can but let's not get pushed by this notion there has to be complete consistency.

  2. Kelly Wright:

    Like patriotism, religion can be sometimes used as a weapon, or to support someone’s own narrative or fears and prejudices. These Christian-fringe, Roy Moore, do-what-I-say- not-what-I-do people––they’re not very Jesus-like. I see them as fringe the way I see ISIS as fringe, but when we look at the fringe as a whole, it’s dangerous. That’s why there’s the Muslim ban. They’re taking a tiny fraction of a people that’s loud and making it the entire people. That’s dangerous. The left often does that with the religious right. The religious right is not all of religion. The notion of religious freedom used to be this beautiful notion that all religions can come here and practice. What it’s become is legal homophobia—or racism.

  3. Neil Meron:

    It is very important, above and beyond any sort of notion of advertising dollars, that the passion of film is continued and perpetuated.

  4. Tom Gilmore:

    There's a new consciousness that is extremely sensitive to the needs of the homeless, does that mean they accept the notion of Skid Row ? No, no, no because Skid Row is a travesty as a construct. It's a toxic environment for the homeless.

  5. Leslie Michelson:

    Before we get sick, everyone has a notion that there’s a health care system out there that’s suddenly going to spring into action to support them, unfortunately, that’s not the case.

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