thought

1
[ thawt ]
/ θɔt /

noun

Origin of thought

1
before 900; Middle English thoght, Old English (ge)thōht; cognate with Dutch gedachte; akin to thank, think1

SYNONYMS FOR thought

2 See idea.
3 reflection, cogitation.

Definition for thought (2 of 4)

thought2
[ thawt ]
/ θɔt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of think1.

Definition for thought (3 of 4)

Origin of think

1
before 900; Middle English thinken, variant of thenken, Old English thencan; cognate with Dutch, German denken, Old Norse thekkja, Gothic thagkjan; akin to thank

Definition for thought (4 of 4)

think2
[ thingk ]
/ θɪŋk /

verb (used without object), thought, think·ing. Obsolete.

to seem or appear (usually used impersonally with a dative as the subject).
Compare methinks.

Origin of think

2
before 900; Middle English thinken, Old English thyncan; cognate with Dutch dunken, German dünken, Old Norse thykkja, Gothic thugkjan
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British Dictionary definitions for thought (1 of 2)

thought
/ (θɔːt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of think

noun

Word Origin for thought

Old English thōht; related to Old Frisian thochta, Old Saxon, Old High German githācht

British Dictionary definitions for thought (2 of 2)

think
/ (θɪŋk) /

verb thinks, thinking or thought

noun

Derived forms of think

thinker, noun

Word Origin for think

Old English thencan; related to Old Frisian thenza, Old Saxon thenkian, Old High German denken, Old Norse thekkja, Gothic thagkjan
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Medical definitions for thought (1 of 2)

thought
[ thôt ]

n.

The act or the process of thinking; cogitation.
A product of thinking, such as an idea.
The faculty of thinking or reasoning.

Medical definitions for thought (2 of 2)

think
[ thĭngk ]

v.

To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.
To weigh or consider an idea.
To bring a thought to mind by imagination or invention.
To recall a thought or an image to mind.
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Idioms and Phrases with thought (1 of 2)

thought

see food for thought; lost in thought; on second thought; penny for your thoughts; perish the thought; train of thought. Also see under think.

Idioms and Phrases with thought (2 of 2)

think

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