Thought is the process of using your mind to consider something. It can also be the product of that process: an idea or just the thing you're thinking about.


imp. & p. p. of Think.

the process of thinking (especially thinking carefully); "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"

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

a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual; "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"

imp. & p. p.
of Think

imp. & p. p. of Think.

The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.

Meditation; serious consideration.

That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention.

Solicitude; anxious care; concern.

A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better.


Thought , imp. & p. p. of Think.


Thought, n. [OE. þoght, þouht, AS. þ'd3ht, geþ'd3ht, fr. þencean to think; akin to D. gedachte thought, MHG. d'beht, ged'beht, Icel. þ'd3ttr, þ'd3tti. See Think.] 1. The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.
Thought can not be superadded to matter, so as in any sense to render it true that matter can become cogitative.
2. Meditation; serious consideration.
Pride, of all others the most dangerous fault, Proceeds from want of sense or want of thought.
3. That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention.
Thus Bethel spoke, who always speaks his thought.
Why do you keep alone, . . . Using those thoughts which should indeed have died With them they think on?
Thoughts come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or to reject.
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
4. Solicitude; anxious care; concern.
Hawis was put in trouble, and died with thought and anguish before his business came to an end.
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink.
5. A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better. [Colloq.]
If the hair were a thought browner.
&hand; Thought, in philosophical usage now somewhat current, denotes the capacity for, or the exercise of, the very highest intellectual functions, especially those usually comprehended under judgment.
This [faculty], to which I gave the name of the "elaborative faculty," -- the faculty of relations or comparison, -- constitutes what is properly denominated thought.
Syn. -- Idea; conception; imagination; fancy; conceit; notion; supposition; reflection; consideration; meditation; contemplation; cogitation; deliberation.

imp. & p. p. of Think.

The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.


Usage Examples

'Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age' was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant's thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age.

1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.

A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.

(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.

'Allen Gregory' came about because we wanted an animated show and we were just tossing around some ideas about me playing a 7-year-old. We thought that would be cool, because we couldn't do that in real life.

A couple days ago, I saw a lot of people tweeting, 'Oh, it's so cool 'Home' is being used in the Olympics!' We don't really get to watch much TV, man, with the concerts every night, but I wish I could have seen it. I really just found out through Twitter and my management texting me. I thought it was really awesome.

A country like Belgium, or socialist countries in central Europe spend more money on art education than the United States, which is a really puzzling thought.

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Other Usage Examples

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible.

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.

"I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover'. She said, ""Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect."

'Not again!' I thought to myself this morning, as news trickled out that John McCain was set to pick Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Not again, because too often women are promoted for the wrong reasons, and then blamed when things don't go right.

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.


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