Origin of thought1
Synonyms for thought
Related Words for thoughtsreflection, thinking, attention, understanding, logic, speculation, hope, prospect, image, worry, concern, knowledge, intention, assessment, conclusion, belief, expectation, plan, judgment, anxiety
Examples from the Web for thoughts
Contemporary Examples of thoughts
Do you think that as we get older our thoughts shift to the more abstract, the music, than the definite, the lyrics?Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore
January 7, 2015
But at this stage, he is either afraid or unable to get carried away by his thoughts.The Lost Novel of Nobel-Winner José Saramago
January 5, 2015
We are no longer sovereigns of our thoughts, comedy and art.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
December 19, 2014
Like many non-religious people around the world, I use the Internet to express my thoughts.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
After processing in everyone else, the cops took him somewhere for a reminder of their thoughts on “rapos.”A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of thoughts
Philothea had listened so earnestly, that for a moment all other thoughts were expelled from her mind.
Another subject attracted her attention and occupied some share of her thoughts.
With these thoughts was mingled deep pity for the pure-minded and excellent Philæmon.
Thoughts of crossing the stream by swimming occurred to him.Brave and Bold
"I wish it would," she said, gently, and then went on with her own thoughts while he was silent.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Word Origin for thought
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).
see food for thought; lost in thought; on second thought; penny for your thoughts; perish the thought; train of thought. Also see under think.