Idea Definition

ī-dēə
ideas
noun
ideas
Something one thinks, knows, or imagines; a thought; mental conception or image; notion.
Webster's New World
An opinion or belief.
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A plan; scheme; project; intention; aim.
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Meaning or significance.
Webster's New World
A hazy perception; vague impression; fanciful notion; inkling.
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Other Word Forms of Idea

Noun

Singular:
idea
Plural:
ideas

Origin of Idea

  • From Latin idea (“a (Platonic) idea; archetype”), from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, “notion, pattern”), from εἴδω (eidō, “I see”), cognate with French ideé.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin from Greek weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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