from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of think.
- n. The act or process of thinking; cogitation.
- n. A product of thinking. See Synonyms at idea.
- n. The faculty of thinking or reasoning.
- n. The intellectual activity or production of a particular time or group: ancient Greek thought; deconstructionist thought.
- n. Consideration; attention: didn't give much thought to what she said.
- n. Intention; purpose: There was no thought of coming home early.
- n. Expectation or conception: She had no thought that anything was wrong.
- idiom a thought To a small degree; somewhat: You could be a thought more considerate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.
- n. the process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.
- n. way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of think.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or the product of thinking.
- n. The condition or state of a person during such mental action.
- n. A synonym of cognition in the common threefold division of modes of consciousness: from the fact that thought, as above described, embraces every cognitive process except sensation, which is a mode of consciousness more allied to volition than to other kinds of cognition.
- n. The objective element of the intellectual product.
- n. A judgment or mental proposition, in which form the concept always appears.
- n. An argument, inference, or process of reasoning, by which process the concept is always produced.
- n. A concept, considered as something which, under the influence of experience and mental action, has a development of its own, more or less independent of individual caprices, and that in the life of an individual, and in history: as, the gradual development of Greek thought.
- n. The subjective element of intellectual activity; thinking.
- n. The understanding; intellect.
- n. An intention; a design; a purpose; also, a half-formed determination or expectation with reference to future action: with of: as, I have some thought of going to Europe.
- n. plural A particular frame of mind; a mood or temper.
- n. Doubt; perplexity.
- n. Care; trouble; anxiety; grief.
- n. A slight degree; a fraction; a trifle; a little: used in the adverbial phrase a thought: as, a thought too small.
- n. Preterit and past participle of think.
- n. Preterit of think.
- n. A rower's seat; a thwart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
- n. the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual
- n. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
- n. the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
Middle English, from Old English gethōht, thōht; see tong- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English thought, ithoȝt, from Old English þōht, ġeþōht ("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, *gaþanhtan (“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"). (Wiktionary)