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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

Definition 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

Old English thōht; related to Old Frisian thochta, Old Saxon, Old High German githācht
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for thought

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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