Thought meaning

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The definition of thought is the act of thinking, or the outcome of mental activity.

An example of thought is to be deeply concentrating on how to figure out a problem.

An example of thought is an idea on how to solve a problem.

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The process of thinking; cogitation.

Sitting deep in thought at the computer.

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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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A product of thinking or other mental activity.

What are your thoughts on this matter?

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Consideration; attention.

Didn't give much thought to what she said.

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(uncountable) The process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.
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A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).

"Eastern thought".

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Simple past tense and past participle of think.
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The faculty of thinking or reasoning.

Why not use thought instead of emotion to solve the problem?

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The intellectual activity or production of a particular time or group.

Ancient Greek thought; deconstructionist thought.

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Attention; consideration; heed.

Give it a moment's thought.

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The act or process of thinking; reflection; meditation; cogitation.
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The ideas, principles, opinions, etc. prevalent at a given time or place or among a given people.

Modern thought in education.

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The power of reasoning, or of conceiving ideas; capacity for thinking; intellect; imagination.
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A result of thinking; idea, concept, opinion, etc.
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Mental engrossment; preoccupation; concentration.

Deep in thought.

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Intention or expectation.

No thought of leaving.

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Form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.
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a thought
  • To a small degree; somewhat:.
    You could be a thought more considerate.
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a thought
  • To a small extent or degree; somewhat.
    Be a thought more careful next time.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

a thought
a thought

Origin of thought

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

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

  • 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