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Definition 1: the process of using your mind to consider something carefully - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where thought or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thinking always made him frown
  • she paused for thought

Synonyms for thought in the sense of this definition

(thought is a kind of ...) cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

(... is a kind of thought ) thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)

(... is a kind of thought ) the thought processes involved in solving a problem

(... is a kind of thought ) the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening

"his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"

(... is a kind of thought ) thought that makes something comprehensible

(... is a kind of thought ) thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it

(... is a kind of thought ) the process of giving careful thought to something

(... is a kind of thought ) the process of forming and relating ideas

(... is a kind of thought ) obscure or irrational thought

(... is a kind of thought ) the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together

"I couldn't follow his train of thought" "he lost the thread of his argument"

(... is a kind of thought ) a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group

(... is a kind of thought ) thinking that is coherent and logical

(... is a kind of thought ) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

(... is a kind of thought ) a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence

(... is a kind of thought ) thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity

Definition 2: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where thought or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was not a good idea
  • the thought never entered my mind

Synonyms for thought in the sense of this definition

(thought is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of thought ) an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth

(... is a kind of thought ) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

"the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories" "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon" "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"

(... is a kind of thought ) the idea that is intended

"What is the meaning of this proverb?"

(... is a kind of thought ) the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

(... is a kind of thought ) a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work

"it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"

(... is a kind of thought ) the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

(... is a kind of thought ) something that exists only as an idea

(... is a kind of thought ) a fundamental or central idea

(... is a kind of thought ) an idea evoked by some experience

"his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do"

(... is a kind of thought ) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

"his impression of her was favorable" "what are your feelings about the crisis?" "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity" "I had a feeling that she was lying"

(... is a kind of thought ) an idea that is suggested

"the picnic was her suggestion"

(... is a kind of thought ) arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

(... is a kind of thought ) a carefully considered thought about something

"his cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook"

(... is a kind of thought ) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(... is a kind of thought ) an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

(... is a kind of thought ) an incorrect conception

(... is a kind of thought ) a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

"they drew up a six-step plan" "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

(... is a kind of thought ) a contrived or fantastic idea

"a figment of the imagination"

(... is a kind of thought ) an idea or conclusion having general application

"he spoke in broad generalities"

(... is a kind of thought ) an eccentric idea

Definition 3: the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where thought or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 19th century thought
  • Darwinian thought

(thought is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of thought ) the prevailing current of thought

"his thinking was in the American mainstream"

Definition 4: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where thought or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my opinion differs from yours
  • I am not of your persuasion
  • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

Synonyms for thought in the sense of this definition

(thought is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of thought ) a personal view

"he has an idea that we don't like him"

(... is a kind of thought ) an opinion formed by judging something

"he was reluctant to make his judgment known" "she changed her mind"

(... is a kind of thought ) opinion or judgment

"in the eyes of the law" "I was wrong in her eyes"

(... is a kind of thought ) an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

"he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"

(... is a kind of thought ) one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

"they are at opposite poles" "they are poles apart"

(... is a kind of thought ) the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

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