What does think mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word think.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thinkverb

    an instance of deliberate thinking

    "I need to give it a good think"

  2. think, believe, consider, conceiveverb

    judge or regard; look upon; judge

    "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

  3. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guessverb

    expect, believe, or suppose

    "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

  4. think, cogitate, cerebrateverb

    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

    "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

  5. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, thinkverb

    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

    "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"

  6. thinkverb

    imagine or visualize

    "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"

  7. thinkverb

    focus one's attention on a certain state

    "Think big"; "think thin"

  8. intend, mean, thinkverb

    have in mind as a purpose

    "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"

  9. thinkverb

    decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting

    "Can you think what to do next?"

  10. thinkverb

    ponder; reflect on, or reason about

    "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"

  11. thinkverb

    dispose the mind in a certain way

    "Do you really think so?"

  12. thinkverb

    have or formulate in the mind

    "think good thoughts"

  13. thinkverb

    be capable of conscious thought

    "Man is the only creature that thinks"

  14. thinkverb

    bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation

    "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thinkverb

    to seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought

  2. Thinkverb

    to employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties

  3. Thinkverb

    to call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it

  4. Thinkverb

    to reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate

  5. Thinkverb

    to form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow

  6. Thinkverb

    to purpose; to intend; to design; to mean

  7. Thinkverb

    to presume; to venture

  8. Thinkverb

    to conceive; to imagine

  9. Thinkverb

    to plan or design; to plot; to compass

  10. Thinkverb

    to believe; to consider; to esteem

Freebase

  1. Think

    "Think" is a song performed by American R&B/soul musician Aretha Franklin. It was released as single in 1968, from her Aretha Now album. The song, a feminist anthem, reached No. 7 on Billboard Pop Singles Chart, becoming Franklin's seventh Top 10 hit in the United States. The song also reached No. 1 on the magazine's Black Singles Chart, becoming her sixth single to top the chart. The song was written by Franklin and Ted White. Franklin re-recorded the song in 1989 for the album "Through the Storm". Pitchfork Media placed it at number 15 on its list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Think

    thingk, v.i. to exercise the mind (with about, of, on): to revolve ideas in the mind: to judge: to form or hold as an opinion: to consider: to purpose or design.—v.t. to imagine: to judge: to believe or consider:—pa.t. and pa.p. thought.—adj. Think′able, capable of being thought.—n. Think′er.—p.adj. Think′ing, having the faculty of thought.—n. the act or state of one who thinks: (Shak.) thought, imagination, judgment.—adv. Think′ingly.—Think little of, to have a poor opinion of—opposite to Think much, or well, of; Think long, to yearn for: to become weary in waiting; Think out, to devise, project: to solve by a process of thought. [A.S. thencan, thencean; cog. with Ger. denken, from root of thank.]

Editors Contribution

  1. think

    To use the power of our brain, conscience, consciousness, memory, mind, spirit, soul and subconscious.

    We think easily as our mind is so intelligent.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 5, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'think' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #147

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'think' in Written Corpus Frequency: #46

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'think' in Verbs Frequency: #15

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of think in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of think in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of think in a Sentence

  1. Basil Smikle Jr.:

    As long as he keeps presenting that image and that symbol of what America is and should be … then I think he has a winning message and narrative there.

  2. Robert Bertram:

    My first reaction was, 'OK, he'll get up,' normally, you can take things for granted as a kid, but looking back on it and how the day progressed, his comments to me were, 'Don't ever think that you're just going to have another chance, because it doesn't always happen.'.

  3. Paul Joynson-Hicks:

    I cant believe the incredible amount of entries we have achieved in our first year and from so many different countries, its very exciting indeed, judging was incredibly hard as we had a lot of hilarious images to try and whittle down to the final 45. I think people have really enjoyed this competition, something a little bit different. It definitely exceeds our expectations for our inaugural year.

  4. Rob DeConto:

    I think a common message between our studies is that we need to have flexible adaptation measures in place to deal with a wide range of possible sea level outcomes.

  5. Kristina Hooper:

    The question becomes how long are the legs for cyclicals. I do think they’re long enough to last for the rest of 2021, in my base-case scenario, this is going to be a risk-on environment.

Images & Illustrations of think

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Translations for think

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  • dinkAfrikaans
  • فكر, يفكر, ظن, يظن, يعتقد, اعتقدArabic
  • düşünməkAzerbaijani
  • думаць, памысліць, падумаць, мысліцьBelarusian
  • мисляBulgarian
  • ভাবাBengali
  • pensarCatalan, Valencian
  • přemýšlet, myslet, [[mít]] [[za]], [[považovat]] [[za]]Czech
  • meddwl, tybioWelsh
  • tænke, reflektere, mene, synes, tro, antageDanish
  • Gedanke, nachdenken, überlegen, denken, finden, glauben, [[halten]] [[für]], Denke, meinenGerman
  • νομίζω, σκέφτομαι, θεωρώGreek
  • pensiEsperanto
  • creer, suponer, pensar, pensada, pensamiento, opinarSpanish
  • mõtlemaEstonian
  • فکر کردن, اندیشیدن, گمان کردنPersian
  • harkita, kelata, [[olla]] [[mielipiteenä]], pitää, miettiä, ajatella, luulla, arvellaFinnish
  • ruminer, penser, voir, songer, trouver, être d'avis, réflexion, réfléchir, estimer, considérer, croire, penséeFrench
  • tinkeWestern Frisian
  • síl, smaoinigh, ceapIrish
  • saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
  • pensarGalician
  • חָשַׁבHebrew
  • सोचनाHindi
  • gondol, vél, gondolkodikHungarian
  • մտածել, կարծել, խորհելArmenian
  • pikirIndonesian
  • hugsa, finnast, haldaIcelandic
  • cogitare, pensare, supporre, credere, riflettere, considerare, trovareItalian
  • לחשובHebrew
  • 考える, 意図する, 判断する, 思う, 思考, 思索, 考えますJapanese
  • მოფიქრება, ფიქრობს, ფიქრი, ჩაფიქრებაGeorgian
  • ойлауKazakh
  • គិត, គិតឃើញ, ឲ្យយោបល់, យល់, សំដែងមតិ, គន់គូរ, យកមកពិនិត្យ, ពិចារណា, រិះគិតKhmer
  • 생각하다Korean
  • fikirîn, ramîn, hesibandin, pûnijîn, [[texmîn]] [[kirin]], hizirîn, به‌مه‌زه‌نده‌ی, بیرکردن, [[bawer]] [[kirin]]Kurdish
  • ойлооKyrgyz
  • opinor, censeo, meditor, cogito, considero, puto, contemplorLatin
  • ຄຶດLao
  • galvotiLithuanian
  • domātLatvian
  • размислува, мисли, сметаMacedonian
  • бодохMongolian
  • fikirMalay
  • ħasebMaltese
  • စဉ်းစား, တွေး, ထင်Burmese
  • vermoeden, peinzen, denken, dunken, beschouwen, van mening zijn, geloven, vinden, nadenken, achten, zienDutch
  • anta, fundere, tenke, synes, mene, resonnere, komme på, troNorwegian
  • nitsékeesNavajo, Navaho
  • pensarOccitan
  • pomyśleć, myśleć, uważaćPolish
  • pensada, pensar, parecer, ter por, achar, refletir, considerar, ter comoPortuguese
  • yuyayQuechua
  • pensar, penser, pansarRomansh
  • gândi, judeca, crede, considera, cugeta, lua în considerațieRomanian
  • думать, обдумать, мыслить, считать, полагать, обдумывать, подумать, посчитатьRussian
  • pensare, pensai, penciai, penciare, pentzare, apensareSardinian
  • misliti, мислитиSerbo-Croatian
  • හිතනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • myslieťSlovak
  • míslitiSlovene
  • mendojAlbanian
  • tänka över, anse, mena, tycka, tänka, troSwedish
  • ఊహించు, ఆలోచించు, భావనTelugu
  • фикр карданTajik
  • คิดThai
  • ooýlamakTurkmen
  • sanmak, düşünmekTurkish
  • уйларгаTatar
  • думати, мислитиUkrainian
  • سوچناUrdu
  • o'ylamoqUzbek
  • nghĩ, suy nghĩ, thấyVietnamese
  • דענקען, טראכטעןYiddish
  • 認為Chinese

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. wavering
    • B. elan
    • C. whitewash
    • D. leaven

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