Character 5
Hyphenation N/A
Pronunciations /aɪˈdɪəz/

Definitions and meanings of "Ideas"

What do we mean by ideas?

An abstract archetype of a given thing, compared to which real-life examples are seen as imperfect approximations; pure essence, as opposed to actual examples.

The conception of someone or something as representing a perfect example; an ideal.

The form or shape of something; a quintessential aspect or characteristic.

An image of an object that is formed in the mind or recalled by the memory.

More generally, any result of mental activity; a thought, a notion; a way of thinking.

A conception in the mind of something to be done; a plan for doing something, an intention.

A purposeful aim or goal; intent

A vague or fanciful notion; a feeling or hunch; an impression.

A musical theme or melodic subject.

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The word "ideas" in example sentences

Nature impels us to lay hold of the ideas alone; and in proof of this we find, that we have only to attempt to concentrate our attention upon the _words_ he uses, and then we are sure to lose sight of the _ideas_ which the words were intended to convey. ❋ James Gall (N/A)

In this time of which I speak, the people will see that to be a _nation_ we must not be merely servile imitators of Old World ideas, but must develop our own _American ideas_ in every department of government and society; thus, eventually, building up a national structure which shall, which need, yield to none, but may take precedence of all. ❋ Various (N/A)

But why had he happened to hear such a discussion and such ideas at the very moment when his own brain was just conceiving ... _the very same ideas_? ❋ Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1851)

Such of his ideas that do not suppose some exterior material object for their model, or one to which he is able to relate them, which are therefore called _abstract ideas_, are only modes in which his interior organ considers its own peculiar modifications, of which it chooses some without respect to others. ❋ Paul Henri Thiry Holbach (1756)

In the words of Dr. Reid, "He maintains ... that there is no such thing as matter in the universe; that the sun and moon, earth and sea, our own bodies and those of our friends, are nothing but ideas in the minds of those who think of them, and that they have no existence when they are not objects of thought; that all that is in the universe may be reduced to two categories, to wit, _minds_ and _ideas in the mind_." ❋ Henry Coppee (N/A)

_associated_ with ideas by habit, or by the Law of Concurrence, that they _arouse certain ideas_ whenever they are used. ❋ Unknown (N/A)

_acquiring new ideas by the aid of old ideas_ already in the mind. ❋ Charles Alexander McMurry (1893)

Theology on two archaic ideas which had already been condemned by enlightened Athenians of the fourth century before our era, _ideas which no one would dream of upholding in these days, though the structure built upon them still subsists_. " ❋ David Marshall Brooks (N/A)

Indeed, someone who has spent more than three decades in Washington dreaming up ever more grandiose his term ideas about how to use the state to shape economic and social outcomes with taxpayer dollars hardly meets the American definition of a conservative. ❋ Konrad Yakabuski (2012)

The term ideas of reference refers to the more specific conclusions reached by some patients with a delusional mood. ❋ Michael Alan Taylor (1993)

Why have you placed your trust in ideas from the 70's that came from people that blew up building. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The well-known phenomenon of home bias in ideas is alive and well – German are quicker at citing other Germans, British quicker at citing other British, and so on. ❋ Unknown (2008)

I picked mine, the 80s, after encountering slim-pickin 'ideas from a small collection of old cookbooks. ❋ Unknown (2006)

One of its main ideas is that the prosperity associated with free-market capitalism is based on a society's propensity and ability to respect, transfer, and keep track of property in an orderly, accurate, and efficient manner. ❋ KaneCitizen (2005)

If the youth of Japan or of China or of Canada have certain ideas, the way to deal with those ideas is with better ideas and not by force and not by driving them underground. ❋ Unknown (1936)

Turns out that organising your ideas is a very bad idea. ❋ Unknown (2010)

In fact, his main short term ideas are quite dangerous to the economy: an immediate "move to cut spending and cap it at 20 percent of GDP." ❋ Jared Bernstein (2011)

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