rational; reasoning: People are thinking animals.
thoughtful; reflective: Any thinking person would reject that plan.


thought; judgment, reflection: clear thinking.

Origin of thinking

1250–1300; Middle English thenking (noun). See think1, -ing2, -ing1
Related formsthink·ing·ly, adverbnon·think·ing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of thinkings

  • You are satisfied with your own thinkings; you are a world to yourself.

    Macleod of Dare

    William Black

  • My thinkings about George coming back to us and Sam going from us, drives almost everything out of my head.

  • But in the midst of all these thinkings she fell asleep again, and slept for more than two hours.

    The Old Pincushion

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • In all these thinkings he was astray, carried away by prejudices which he was not strong enough to withstand.

    Ralph the Heir

    Anthony Trollope

  • The King was jogging along in his wake, with his head bowed; for he, too, was deep in plans and thinkings.

    The Prince and The Pauper, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

British Dictionary definitions for thinkings



opinion or judgment
the process of thought


(prenominal) using or capable of using intelligent thoughtthinking people
put on one's thinking cap to ponder a matter or problem
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thinkings in Medicine




The act or practice of a person who thinks; thought.


Characterized by thought or thoughtfulness; rational.
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