What does thought mean?

Definitions for thought
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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. Napoleon Hill:

    First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.

  2. Christian Nevell Bovee:

    It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.

  3. Gary Herbert:

    There's a higher probability of a recession than we thought at the beginning of this year, and the Fed may need to return more significantly to unorthodox monetary policy like quantitative easing, it's not unthinkable to expect a recession in the next year, it's one stupid tweet away.

  4. Cho Joo-bin:

    At the time of the crime, I didn't have much thought about human dignity. I admit that I committed the crime by using sex as a means, i can not be excused or evade. I must sincerely atone... There's no fault of the victims, and I'm responsible for everything.

  5. Nancy Abell:

    I couldn't sleep the night before because I was so worried about her, anybody, really I would have done the same thing for if I thought they were in peril up there, because I've been through it and it's terrifying.

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