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thought

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[ thawt ]
/ θɔt /
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Origin of thought

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

Other definitions for thought (2 of 2)

thought2
[ thawt ]
/ θɔt /

verb
simple past tense and past participle of think1.
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British Dictionary definitions for thought

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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with thought

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.

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