She started school with the idea of becoming a doctor.
An example of idea is a chef coming up with a new menu item.
They have this idea that we can just drop what we're doing and go to the park.
The mere idea of you is enough to excite me.
Has some strange political ideas.
The idea of the article is that investing in green technology can save you money in the long run.
Origin of idea
- Middle English from Latin from Greek weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin idea (“a (Platonic) idea; archetype”), from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, “notion, pattern”), from εἴδω (eidō, “I see”), cognate with French ideé.