verb (used without object), thought, think·ing.
verb (used with object), thought, think·ing.
- to conceive of; imagine.
- to have an opinion or judgment of.
- to consider; anticipate: When one thinks of what the future may bring, one is both worried and hopeful.
- to think about until a conclusion is reached; understand or solve by thinking.
- to devise by thinking; contrive: He thought out a plan for saving time.
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Idioms for think
Origin of think1
Words nearby think
Definition for think (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), thought, think·ing.Obsolete.
Origin of think2
Example sentences from the Web for think
Here are the upgrades I think are most important in relation to the places I hunt.
A Hyderabad-headquartered startup, which is competing in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield this week, thinks it has found a way to address both of these challenges.
I didn’t want to have a Michelin star because I thought it was not the kind of restaurant we wanted to be.Christian Puglisi Is Closing His Influential Copenhagen Restaurants. COVID Is Only Partly to Blame|Rafael Tonon|September 17, 2020|Eater
I’m thinking about that Chicago train rumor that spread through Facebook in the spring.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually.|by Logan Jaffe|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
This is something James Robinson has spent a lot of time thinking about.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 17, 2020|Freakonomics
I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude and the energy behind it and the honesty.
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says Jones.
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
I think a large majority of our fans are [other] nationalities.
Think back to the Bush-Kerry race of 2004, the Thrilla in Vanilla.
You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Few people, I think, realize that, and fewer still realize the reasonable consequences of that.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.Children's Ways|James Sully
He made me think of an old time magician more than anything, and I felt that with a touch of his wand he could transform us all.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
"I hope you don't think I speak always to strangers, like that," said the girl in the rose hat.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for think
verb thinks, thinking or thought
- to expect; supposeI didn't think to see you here
- to be considerate or aware enough (to do something)he did not think to thank them
- to change one's mind about (a course of action, decision, etc)
- to have a more favourable opinion of (a person)
- to regard as routine, easy, or natural
- to have no compunction or hesitation about
- to have a very low opinion of
Derived forms of thinkthinker, noun
Word Origin for think
Medical definitions for think
Idioms and Phrases with think
In addition to the idioms beginning with think
- think a lot of
- think aloud
- think back
- think better of
- think big
- thinking cap
- think little of
- think nothing of
- think on one's feet
- think out
- think over
- think piece
- think positive
- think tank
- think the world of
- think through
- think twice
- think up
- come to think of it
- have another guess (think) coming
- hear oneself think
- not think much of
- put on one's thinking cap
- wishful thinking
Also see underthought.