Think Definition

thĭngk
thinking, thinks, thought
verb
thinking, thinks, thought
To form or have in the mind; conceive.
Thinking good thoughts.
Webster's New World
To weigh something mentally; reflect.
Think before you act.
Webster's New World
To determine, resolve, work out, etc. by reasoning.
Think what your next move should be.
Webster's New World
To believe; surmise; expect.
They think they can come.
Webster's New World
To have an opinion, judgment, etc.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Requiring much thought to create or assimilate.
A think book.
American Heritage
Having to do with thinking.
Webster's New World
noun
thinks
The act of thinking.
Give it a good think.
Webster's New World
affix
A pattern or manner of thinking.
Groupthink.
Webster's New World
idiom
come to think of it
  • When one considers the matter; on reflection:

    Come to think of it, that road back there was the one we were supposed to take.

American Heritage
think aloud
  • To speak one's thoughts audibly.
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think better of
  • To change one's mind about; reconsider.
American Heritage
think big
  • To plan ambitiously or on a grand scale.
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think little of
  • To regard as inferior; have a poor opinion of.
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Other Word Forms of Think

Noun

Singular:
think
Plural:
thinks

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Think

Origin of Think

  • From Middle English thinken, thynken, thenken, thenchen, from Old English þencan (“to meditate, cogitate, consider; think, have in mind; suppose, imagine, hold as an opinion or belief; think of, consider, employ the mind on a subject, reason"), from Proto-Germanic *þankijanÄ… (“to think, suppose, perceive"), from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, *teng- (“to think, feel, know"). Cognate with Scots think, thynk (“to think"), North Frisian teenk, taanke, tanke, tÃ¥nke (“to think"), Saterland Frisian toanke (“to think"), West Frisian tinke (“to think"), Dutch denken (“to think"), Low German denken (“to think"), dinken, German denken (“to think"), Danish tænke (“to think"), Swedish tänka (“to think"), Norwegian tenke (“to think"), Icelandic þekkja (“to know, recognise, identify, perceive"), Latin tongeō (“know").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English thenken from Old English thencan tong- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English þyncan

    From Wiktionary

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