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.
Sitting deep in thought at the computer.
An example of thought is a lesson that a teacher imagined would work before she put it into play.
What are your thoughts on this matter?
Didn't give much thought to what she said.
Why not use thought instead of emotion to solve the problem?
Ancient Greek thought; deconstructionist thought.
Give it a moment's thought.
Modern thought in education.
Deep in thought.
No thought of leaving.
- To a small degree; somewhat:.You could be a thought more considerate.
- To a small extent or degree; somewhat.Be a thought more careful next time.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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, ithoÈt, from Old English Ã¾Åht, Ä¡eÃ¾Åht (“process of thinking, thought; mind; a thought, idea, purpose; decree; compassion, viscera") and geÃ¾eaht (“thought, consideration, counsel, advice, direction; design, contrivance, scheme; council, assembly"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾anhtaz, *gaÃ¾anhtÄ… (“thought"), from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, *tonÇµ- (“to think"). Cognate with Scots thocht (“thought"), West Frisian oandacht (“attention, regard, thought"), Dutch gedachte (“thought"), German Andacht (“reverence, devotion, prayer"), Icelandic Ã¾Ã³ttur (“thought").