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, mentationnoun
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, thoughtnoun
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.
Etymology: From þoht.
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.
way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
Etymology: 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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An old spelling of thwart.
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
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
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
Love as Thought is Truth. Love as Action is Right Conduct. Love as Understanding is Peace. Love as Feeling is Non-violence.
Now Im someone directly affected by COVID and I never thought that it would be so close to home, its a big deal. It definitely gives me great concern.
It was something we'd seen was becoming popular in Britain and so we thought we should be offering it.
The thought that politics would interfere with my participation in AA, which is a huge part of my life, I just can’t take that risk, this is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. It took a while, but I made the right decision.
Getting the letter asking me, I thought about growing up and being a fan of all those folks.
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Translations for thought
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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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