Character 7
Hyphenation thought
Pronunciations /θɔːt/

Definitions and meanings of "Thought"

What do we mean by thought?

The process of thinking; cogitation. noun

A product of thinking or other mental activity: synonym: idea. noun

The faculty of thinking or reasoning. noun

The intellectual activity or production of a particular time or group. noun

Consideration; attention. noun

Intention; purpose. noun

Expectation or conception. noun

(a thought) To a small degree; somewhat. idiom

Preterit and past participle of think. noun

A rower's seat; a thwart. noun

Preterit of think. noun

The act or the product of thinking. noun

The condition or state of a person during such mental action. noun

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. noun

The objective element of the intellectual product. noun

A judgment or mental proposition, in which form the concept always appears. noun

An argument, inference, or process of reasoning, by which process the concept is always produced. noun

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. noun

To ponder, to go over in one's head.

To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.

To conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of; infrequently, by on).

To be of opinion (that); to consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.

To guess; to reckon.

To plan; to be considering; to be of a mind (to do something).

To presume; to venture.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Thought

The word "thought" in example sentences

I-- I thought you helped yourself to my lobsters -- I _thought_ I thought it. ❋ Annie Hamilton Donnell (N/A)

He was so beautiful and gracious -- with such a light in his eyes -- and I thought -- oh, I _thought_ we were so happy! ❋ Lawrence Turnbull (N/A)

Those people did not realize what they were trying to make her believe, it was not only that her husband had been the instigator of a mean little cheat which had cost years of suffering to helpless neighbors, it was the total destruction of all that she had thought Neale to be ... _thought_ him? ❋ Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1918)

She thought and she _thought_, and all she could say was ❋ Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1918)

Excellent, too, is J.F. Clarke's definition: "Sentiment is nothing but thought blended with feeling; _thought made affectionate, sympathetic, moral_." ❋ Henry Theophilus Finck (1890)

"Dolly," he said, "have you never thought -- not even _thought_ that you would like to have made a grand marriage yourself?" ❋ Frances Hodgson Burnett (1886)

And the little boy who was asked if he thought he should like a hymn-book for his birthday present replied that "he _thought_ he should like a hymn-book, but he _knew_ he should like a squirt." ❋ George William Erskine Russell (1886)

-- The relation of thought to action filled my mind on waking, and I found myself carried toward a bizarre formula, which seems to have something of the night still clinging about it: _Action is but coarsened thought_; thought become concrete, obscure, and unconscious. ❋ Henri Fr��d��ric Amiel (1885)

My mistress did not forget this, and later on she used to remind me of the time when I thought, asking me if I still _thought. ❋ De Lisieux Th��r��se (1885)

He could never do it under her opposition, but he thought he could do it and take the consequences -- he _thought_ he could. ❋ Humphry Ward (1885)

And I thought and _thought_, and by and by it came to me. ❋ 1841-1930 Pansy (1885)

The two theories contradict each other absolutely, uncompromisingly, irreconcilably: Hegel's is a theory of "absolute idealism" or "pure thought" (_reines Denken_), that is, of _thought absolutely independent of experience_, while mine is a theory of "scientific realism," that is, of _thought absolutely dependent upon experience. ❋ Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1869)

I set one object before me, and I thought -- I _thought_ it was God's will that I should pursue it. ❋ Emily Sarah Holt (1864)

And now I thought: till now I had only heard, seen, moved -- followed up and down where I was led or dragged -- watched event rush on event, disclosure open beyond disclosure; but _now I thought_. ❋ Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle (1864)

They did not, it is true, bestow thought enough; but they _thought_ of it, and they made some provision for proper and pleasant life in their proposed town. ❋ James Parton (1856)

'I thought you _thought_ you knew me pretty thoroughly.' ❋ Susan Warner (1852)

Locke would say; he was not careful as to recording the steps he took in their order, but the spirit of his mind was logical, as must be that of all minds who seek and find truth, for logic is nothing else than the arithmetic of thought; having therefore _thought it out_, he proceeded to put it into formal expression. ❋ John Brown (1846)

Addendum - Anecdata: When I went to the hospital a couple months ago for a PAP, I was in the waiting area with about 25 people who were SURE they had swine flu (overhearing conversations with each other), and talked about symptoms/etc and the rest thought they had been infected by someone who _thought_ they had it, but my guess was that less than 4 of them actually had it. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I myself always thought it was what Brits * thought* 'Merkins said, if that isn't too subtle a thought, hehe. ❋ Unknown (2008)

If one adopts (b), and something like a Sellarsian or Davidsonian distinction between sensation and thought, putting phenomenal character exclusively on the ˜sensation™ side, and intentionality exclusively on the ˜thought™ side of this divide, the place of consciousness in a philosophical account of knowledge will likely be meager ” at most phenomenal character will be a causal condition, without a role to play in the warrant or justification of claims to knowledge. ❋ Siewert, Charles (2006)

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