- things are looking up,
- think a lot of,
- think aloud,
- think back,
- think better of,
- think big
Origin of thinking
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.
Origin of think1
verb (used without object), thought, think·ing. Obsolete.
Origin of think2
Examples from the Web for thinking
While Huckabee is thinking about his run for president, I thought it was time to think about Huckabee.
But the ads are not just intended to remind the Google-curious that Paul exists and is thinking about running for president.
I was thinking about retiring from modeling, but spending that time with them rekindled that bug.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am personally guilty of thinking that the culture war can be at least partially won on style points.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thinking there was another way, I met a few times with the president of the Interfraternity Council.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sit, with our hands crossed, singing hymns and thinking of our cari sposi in the Plains?Chronicles of Dustypore|Henry Stewart Cunningham
Care of the rooms was strictly included in the boarder's twenty dollars a month, but Kern was not thinking of it that way exactly.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
I have been thinking that I might play the first part and you the second.The Queen's Scarlet|George Manville Fenn
It set him thinking that it might be a prudish strain in the young man's mind, due to the System in difficulties.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
Human nature is a hateful, ugly thing; there is no use in thinking about it.The Good Comrade|Una L. Silberrad
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
Word Origin for think
Old English þencan "conceive in the mind, think, consider, intend" (past tense þohte, p.p. geþoht), probably originally "cause to appear to oneself," from Proto-Germanic *thankjan (cf. Old Frisian thinka, Old Saxon thenkian, Old High German denchen, German denken, Old Norse þekkja, Gothic þagkjan); Old English þencan is the causative form of the distinct Old English verb þyncan "to seem or appear" (past tense þuhte, past participle geþuht), from Proto-Germanic *thunkjan (cf. German dünken, däuchte). Both are from PIE *tong- "to think, feel" which also is the root of thought and thank. The two meanings converged in Middle English and þyncan "to seem" was absorbed, except for archaic methinks "it seems to me." Jocular past participle thunk (not historical, but by analogy of drink, sink, etc.) is recorded from 1876.
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.