[θɔːt] or [θɔt]
(noun.) the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual; '19th century thought'; 'Darwinian thought'.
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(imp. & p. p.) of Think
(-) imp. & p. p. of Think.
(n.) The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.
(n.) Meditation; serious consideration.
(n.) That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention.
(n.) Solicitude; anxious care; concern.
(n.) A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better.
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Cogitation, reflection, meditation, musing, contemplation, thinking.. Idea, conception, conceit, fancy, imagination.. Judgment, conclusion, opinion, notion.. Deliberation, consideration, reasoning.. Design, purpose, intention.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Reflection, reasoning, cogitation, supposition, view, sentiment, meditation,conception, idea, opinion, judgment, conceit, fancy, design, purpose,intention, cogitation, deliberation, care, provision
ANT:Vacuity, incogitation, thoughtlessness, dream, hallucination, aberration,misconception, incogitancy, carelessness, improvidence, unreflectiveness
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n. the act of thinking: reasoning: deliberation: that which one thinks: idea: fancy: consideration: opinion: meditation: design: care.—adjs. Thought′ed having thoughts; Thought′ful full of thought: employed in meditation: attentive: considerate: promoting serious thought: favourable to meditation.—adv. Thought′fully.—n. Thought′fulness.—adj. Thought′less without thought or care: careless: inattentive: stupid: dull.—adv. Thought′lessly.—ns. Thought′lessness; Thought′-read′er; Thought′-read′ing the dubious act or art of discerning what is passing in another's mind by some direct and unexplained method depending neither on gesture facial expression nor any articulate or other voluntary indication.—adj. Thought′-sick (Shak.) uneasy with reflection.—n. Thought′-trans′ference telepathy.—adj. Thought′-transferen′tial telepathic.—n. Thought′-wave a supposed undulatory movement of a hypothetical medium by which the phenomena of thought-transference are explained.—Take thought (Shak.) to give way to grief.
pa.t. and pa.p. of think.
- He thought no more of the matter until he heard in the evening of the tragedy that had occurred. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- And then commenced a train of thought quite new to me. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- Better than he thought,--except the last clause. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- He must say he thought a drone the embodiment of a pleasanter and wiser idea. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- He thought of Miss Ophelia's letter to his Kentucky friends, and would pray earnestly that God would send him deliverance. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- I thought to myself, as I put out the candle; the woman in white? Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The ice, you see, was broken between us--and I thought I would take care, on the next occasion, that Mr. Betteredge was out of the way. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Joe patted the coverlet on my shoulder with his great good hand, and said, in what I thought a husky voice, Good night! Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- He had done worse than listen, as I privately thought to myself. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- She had been surprised at first, because she had not thought Edmund a marrying man. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- In translating him into the language of modern thought, we might insensibly lose the spirit of ancient philosophy. Plato. The Republic.
- I thought you were going to spend the whole autumn with us, and I've hardly laid eyes on you for the last month. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Some time ago, before her father's death, when I thought it right to mention to her--but I'll tell you, if you will bear with me, how it was. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- I thought little of his illness at first. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- It is only by the use of words as symbols that scientific thought is possible. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Every vestige of the gentler thoughts which had filled her mind hardly a minute since seemed to be swept from it now. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- It an't our stations in life that changes us, Mr Clennam; thoughts is free! Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- No, it is not selfishness or conceit, said he, answering, as was his wont, my thoughts rather than my words. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Many were convinced that the end of the world was at hand, and strove to fix their thoughts solely on the world to come. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Laura Fairlie was in all my thoughts when the ship bore me away, and I looked my last at England. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Our conscious thoughts, observations, wishes, aversions are important, because they represent inchoate, nascent activities. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Her thoughts were away in other times as the parson read. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- This reflection thawed my congealing blood, and again the tide of life and love flowed impetuously onward, again to ebb as my busy thoughts changed. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- Each long hour was counted, and He suffers was the burthen of all her thoughts. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- There was that jumble in my thoughts and recollections, that I had lost the clear arrangement of time and distance. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Then her thoughts went back to Milton, with a strange sense of the contrast between the life there, and here. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- They are not the thoughts of a model heroine under her circumstances, but they are those of a deeply-feeling, strongly-resentful peasant-girl. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- I have been a little hard on her, perhaps, in my own thoughts--I have almost hoped that the loss of the Diamond might be traced to _her_. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Don't be anxious, Kitty; I have quite other thoughts about my life. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- You are too young--it is an anachronism for you to have such thoughts, said Will, energetically, with a quick shake of the head habitual to him. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
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