Thought Definition

thôt
thoughts
noun
thoughts
The act or process of thinking; reflection; meditation; cogitation.
Webster's New World
The power of reasoning, or of conceiving ideas; capacity for thinking; intellect; imagination.
Webster's New World
A result of thinking; idea, concept, opinion, etc.
Webster's New World
The intellectual activity or production of a particular time or group.
Ancient Greek thought; deconstructionist thought.
American Heritage
The ideas, principles, opinions, etc. prevalent at a given time or place or among a given people.
Modern thought in education.
Webster's New World
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verb
Webster's New World
Thought is the past tense of the word think which means to conceive in the mind.
An example of thought is a lesson that a teacher imagined would work before she put it into play.
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idiom
a thought
  • To a small degree; somewhat:

    You could be a thought more considerate.

American Heritage
a thought
  • to a small extent or degree; somewhat

    be a thought more careful next time

Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Thought

Noun

Singular:
thought
Plural:
thoughts

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Thought

  • a thought
  • a thought

Origin of Thought

  • From Middle English thought, ithoȝt, from Old English þōht, Ä¡eþōht (“process of thinking, thought; mind; a thought, idea, purpose; decree; compassion, viscera") and geþeaht (“thought, consideration, counsel, advice, direction; design, contrivance, scheme; council, assembly"), from Proto-Germanic *þanhtaz, *gaþanhtÄ… (“thought"), from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, *tonǵ- (“to think"). Cognate with Scots thocht (“thought"), West Frisian oandacht (“attention, regard, thought"), Dutch gedachte (“thought"), German Andacht (“reverence, devotion, prayer"), Icelandic þóttur (“thought").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English gethōht, thōht tong- in Indo-European roots

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

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