the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
"it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
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"
the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual
"19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"
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?"
form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.
the process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because itu2019s unfamiliar territory. u2014Paul Fix
way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
Origin: From þoht.
imp. & p. p. of Think
the act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation
meditation; serious consideration
that which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention
solicitude; anxious care; concern
a small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better
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
thawt, pa.t. and pa.p. of think. [A.S. þoht—þencan, to think.]
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. Something made up of the thoughts you, yourself, think. The other kind is supplied to you by jobbers. 2. Mental dynamite.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thought' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #198
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thought' in Written Corpus Frequency: #156
Rank popularity for the word 'thought' in Nouns Frequency: #292
The numerical value of thought in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of thought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- تفكير, فكر, فكرةArabic
- мисъл, идея, размисълBulgarian
- pensamentCatalan, Valencian
- myšlenka, myšleníCzech
- tankevirksomhed, tankeDanish
- Gedanke, habe gedachtGerman
- susu, tamebubuEwe
- pensado, penso, pensecoEsperanto
- فکر, فِکر, ایده, تفکر, اندیشهPersian
- ajatus, idea, ajatteluFinnish
- idée, penséeFrench
- beachd, smaoin, dùilScottish Gaelic
- מחשבה, מחשבותHebrew
- gondolat, gondolkodásHungarian
- մտորում, գաղափար, միտք, մտածմունքArmenian
- fikir, pikirIndonesian
- hugsun, hugmyndIcelandic
- idea, pensiero, pensatoItalian
- 思考, 考慮, 考え, 意図, 思索, 思考力, 意見Japanese
- აზრი, ფიქრიGeorgian
- cogitatio, idea, putatio, putaveruntLatin
- mąstymas, mintisLithuanian
- domāšana, domaLatvian
- мислење, мислаMacedonian
- ചിന്ത, ആലോചനMalayalam
- idee, gedachteDutch
- myśl, pomysłPolish
- pensamento, ideiaPortuguese
- gând, cugetare, gândire, cugetRomanian
- размышление, идея, рассуждение, мысль, мышление, думаRussian
- misao, мисаоSerbo-Croatian
- idé, fundering, tankeSwedish
- dhana, fikira, gezoSwahili
- ఆలోచన, తలపుTelugu
- фикр, тафаккурTajik
- pikir, oýTurkmen
- düşünme, düşünüş, düşünceTurkish
- fikr, o'y, xayolUzbek
- tư duyVietnamese
- tikodem, tikodVolapük
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