Definition for considering (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of consider
Examples from the Web for considering
In Uganda, legislators are considering further criminalization of LGBT advocacy and same-sex relationships.
Now Wisconsin is considering making it mandatory for parents who adopt overseas to have their children “re-adopted” in the state.
Nowhere to be found is the anguish, the drama, the pain of an athlete on that level who considering walking away.
In 2010, Trump again said he was “being serious” about considering a run—this time as a Republican.Trump Is ‘Thinking About’ a Run at the White House Again|Olivia Nuzzi|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a reasonable assumption, considering his roots in the Republican Party, in the Marines, and his proud Scots-Irish roots.
And considering the pressure of the necessary preparation for schools, the temptation to shun the byways is very great.An American at Oxford|John Corbin
The education which he received was an excellent one, considering his colonial environment.
In considering some of the extreme examples, we must revise our idea that art is or should be always beautiful.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
Julia is rather strict with me, but very good, considering whose grandchild she is.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
Many will say before fools what they would not hazard before wise men; not considering that fools can repeat as well as parrots.Leonora|Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for considering (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for considering (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for consider
Word Origin and History for considering
late 14c., from Old French considerer (13c.) "reflect on, consider, study," from Latin considerare "to look at closely, observe," perhaps literally "to observe the stars," from com- "with" (see com-) + sidus (genitive sideris) "constellation" (see sidereal).
Perhaps a metaphor from navigation, but more likely reflecting Roman obsession with divination by astrology. Tucker doubts the connection with sidus, however, because it is "quite inapplicable to desiderare," and suggests derivation instead from the PIE root of English side meaning "stretch, extend," and a sense for the full word of "survey on all sides" or "dwell long upon." Related: Considered; considering.