Meaning of thought


Pronunciation: (thôt), [key]
— n.
  1. the product of mental activity; that which one thinks: a body of thought.
  2. a single act or product of thinking; idea or notion: to collect one's thoughts.
  3. the act or process of thinking; mental activity: Thought as well as action wearies us.
  4. the capacity or faculty of thinking, reasoning, imagining, etc.: All her thought went into her work.
  5. a consideration or reflection: Thought of death terrified her.
  6. meditation, contemplation, or recollection: deep in thought.
  7. intention, design, or purpose, esp. a half-formed or imperfect intention: We had some thought of going.
  8. anticipation or expectation: I had no thought of seeing you here.
  9. consideration, attention, care, or regard: She took no thought of her appearance.
  10. a judgment, opinion, or belief: According to his thought, all violence is evil.
  11. the intellectual activity or the ideas, opinions, etc., characteristic of a particular place, class, or time: Greek thought.
  12. a very small amount; a touch; bit; trifle: The steak is a thought underdone.


Pronunciation: (thôt), [key]
— v.
  1. pt. and pp. of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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