from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reflect on; contemplate.
- transitive v. To plan in the mind; intend: meditated a visit to her daughter.
- intransitive v. Buddhism & Hinduism To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object.
- intransitive v. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
- intransitive v. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study.
- v. To sit or lie down and come to a deep rest while still remaining conscious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To keep the mind in a state of contemplation; to dwell on anything in thought; to think seriously; to muse; to cogitate; to reflect.
- transitive v. To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study.
- transitive v. To purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in the mind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To think abstractedly; engage in mental contemplation; revolve a subject in the mind; cogitate; ruminate.
- To think out a plan or method; engage in planning or contriving; fix one's thoughts with reference to a result or conclusion: followed by on or upon.
- Synonyms To consider, reflect. See list under contemplate, v. t.
- To plan; design; intend.
- To think on; revolve in the mind; consider.
- To observe thoughtfully or intently; contemplate vigilantly; watch.
- Synonyms To devise, concoct.
- To contemplate, ruminate, revolve, study.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reflect deeply on a subject
- v. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
Meditate: I use the word meditate metaphorically – everyone should meditate their own way.
Meditate: I use the word meditate metaphorically - everyone should meditate their own way.
Lyam asked Karal in a whisper, as Firesong went off to a remote corner of the Tower to brood-or as he called it, "meditate" - for the second time that day.
Though this moment would make Elizabeth Gilbert jealous, it's verging on comical: a Polish-Canadian and Russian-Canadian learning to meditate from an Italian-German in Bali.
They imagine or meditate, that is, they contrive means to suppress the rising interests of Christ's kingdom and are very confident of the success of their contrivances; they promise themselves that they shall run down religion and carry the day.
For me the reason to meditate is to clear my mind, as well as to become keen to intuition.
One of the easiest ways to meditate is to use the breathing method, but there are many other methods you may choose from to use as well.
Yesterday, I had a bunch of people who didn't know about my music asking me how could I describe it and I said, Oh, you know, it's almost like music for you to kind of meditate to, to feel good, and to be like in the parallel kind of feeling.
So you can 'meditate' on some sort of important conceptual framework for your manifesto.
Teachers are trained to really observe students and also to "meditate" on their students.