- An example of a notion is when you have an idea of what acceptable behavior is.
- An example of a notion is when you sort of remember hearing about a particular fact.
The definition of a notion is an idea, belief or vague knowledge of something.
- a mental image; general idea
- a vague thought
- a belief; opinion; view
- a desire; inclination; whim
- a plan or intention
- a small, useful household article, as a needle, a pin, or thread, sold in a store: usually used in pl.
Origin of notionFrench from Classical Latin notio from notus: see note
- A belief or opinion: had an old-fashioned notion of what qualities were most important in a mate.
- A mental image; an idea or conception: Do you have any notion of what I'm referring to? See Synonyms at idea.
- An impulse or whim: I suddenly had the notion of walking by the river.
- notions Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
Origin of notionMiddle English nocioun concept from Latin nōtiō nōtiōn- from nōtus known past participle of nōscere to get to know ; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
- Mental apprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.
- A sentiment; an opinion.
- (colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.
- Yankee notions
- Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.
- (colloquial) Inclination; intention; disposition.
- I have a notion to do it.