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Definition of Thought
imp. & p. p. of Think. ThoughtThought Thought, n. [OE. [thorn]oght, [thorn]ouht, AS.
[thorn][=o]ht, ge[thorn][=o]ht, fr. [thorn]encean to think;
akin to D. gedachte thought, MHG. d[=a]ht, ged[=a]ht, Icel.
[thorn][=o]ttr, [thorn][=o]tti. See Think.]
1. The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of
its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.
Thought can not be superadded to matter, so as in
any sense to render it true that matter can become
cogitative. --Dr. T.
2. Meditation; serious consideration.
Pride, of all others the most dangerous fault,
Proceeds from want of sense or want of thought.
3. That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception,
whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or
Thus Bethel spoke, who always speaks his thought.
Why do you keep alone, . . . Using those thoughts
which should indeed have died With them they think
Thoughts come crowding in so fast upon me, that my
only difficulty is to choose or to reject. --Dryden.
All their thoughts are against me for evil. --Ps.
4. Solicitude; anxious care; concern.
Hawis was put in trouble, and died with thought and
anguish before his business came to an end. --Bacon.
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or
what ye shall drink. --Matt. vi.
5. A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought
longer; a thought better. [Colloq.]
If the hair were a thought browner. --Shak.
Note: Thought, in philosophical usage now somewhat current,
denotes the capacity for, or the exercise of, the very
highest intellectual functions, especially those
usually comprehended under judgment.
This [faculty], to which I gave the name of the
``elaborative faculty,' -- the faculty of
relations or comparison, -- constitutes what is
properly denominated thought. --Sir W.
Syn: Idea; conception; imagination; fancy; conceit; notion;
supposition; reflection; consideration; meditation;
contemplation; cogitation; deliberation. ThoughtThink Think, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thought; p. pr. & vb. n.
Thinking.] [OE. thinken, properly, to seem, from AS.
[thorn]yncean (cf. Methinks), but confounded with OE.
thenken to think, fr. AS. [thorn]encean (imp.
[thorn][=o]hte); akin to D. denken, dunken, OS. thenkian,
thunkian, G. denken, d["u]nken, Icel. [thorn]ekkja to
perceive, to know, [thorn]ykkja to seem, Goth. [thorn]agkjan,
[thorn]aggkjan, to think, [thorn]ygkjan to think, to seem,
OL. tongere to know. Cf. Thank, Thought.]
1. To seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions
methinketh or methinks, and methought.
Meaning of Thought from wikipedia
encomp****es an "aim-oriented flow of ideas
and ****ociations that can lead to a reality-oriented conclusion". Although thinking
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is an unwelcome involuntary thought
, image, or unpleasant
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or distressing, and can...
- Thought disorder
to disorganized thinking
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(also Higher Thought
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in the United States
in the 19th century, considered
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, or intellectual
tradition, is the perspective
of a group
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, is an American rapper
and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group
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of thought refers
to the interconnection
in the sequence
of ideas expressed during
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, as well...
- A thought leader
is an individual
or firm that is recognized
as an authority
in a specialized field
and whose expertise
(also called freedom
or ideas) is the freedom
of an individual
to hold or consider
a fact, viewpoint, or thought
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