Origin of thought1
Definition for thought (2 of 4)
Definition for thought (3 of 4)
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
Definition for thought (4 of 4)
verb (used without object), thought, think·ing. Obsolete.
Origin of think2
Examples from the Web for thought
In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Rates are thought to be similar in developed countries around the world.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Because they stopped and I thought, “OK, that makes sense,” and then all of a sudden I saw another issue!
I enjoyed it, but thought it paled in comparison to their debut.
I thought about the mother, her fear of the dark, of the harm she feared might come to her daughters.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That was his philosophy, I thought, and I sympathized with it.The Believing Years|Edmund Lester Pearson
For a long time cats were dreaded by the people because they thought human beings had been changed to that form by evil means.The Book of Hallowe'en|Ruth Edna Kelley
Was there a third accomplice—for she thought she could see two spots of deeper blackness by the door—hidden in the house?The Green Satin Gown|Laura E. Richards
He thought her very lovely, and there was a subtle suggestion of something besides loveliness.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I don't know how long I waited—perhaps another hour—when I thought I would try again.The Sign of Silence|William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for thought (1 of 2)
Word Origin for thought
British Dictionary definitions for thought (2 of 2)
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
Word Origin and History for thought (1 of 2)
Old English þoht, geþoht, from stem of þencan "to conceive of in the mind, consider" (see think). Cognate with the second element in German Gedächtnis "memory," Andacht "attention, devotion," Bedacht "consideration, deliberation." Second thought "later consideration" is recorded from 1640s. Thought-crime is from "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949); thought police is attested from 1946, originally in reference to pre-war Japanese Special Higher Police (Tokubetsu Koto Keisatsu).
Word Origin and History for thought (1 of 2)
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.
Medicine definitions for thought (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for thought (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with thought (1 of 2)
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)
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.