Synonyms of idea


1. idea, thought, content, cognitive content, mental object

usage: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"

2. mind, idea, purpose, intent, intention, aim, design

usage: your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

3. idea, opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought

usage: a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"

4. estimate, estimation, approximation, idea, calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning

usage: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

5. theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea, tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase

usage: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

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Definition and meaning of idea (Dictionary)