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THOUGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thought mean? 

THOUGHT (noun)
  The noun THOUGHT has 4 senses:

1. the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
2. the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
3. the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual
4. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

  Familiarity information: THOUGHT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THOUGHT (noun)


Sense 1thought [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

thought; idea

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("thought" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thought"):

theorem (an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth)

notion; whim; whimsey; whimsy (an odd or fanciful or capricious idea)

meaning; substance (the idea that is intended)

burden (the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse)

motif; theme (a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work)

ideal (the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain)

idealisation; idealization (something that exists only as an idea)

keynote (a fundamental or central idea)

kink (an eccentric idea)

reaction (an idea evoked by some experience)

belief; feeling; impression; notion; opinion (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed)

inspiration (arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity)

cogitation (a carefully considered thought about something)

concept; conception; construct (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

preoccupation (an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention)

misconception (an incorrect conception)

plan; program; programme (a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished)

figment (a contrived or fantastic idea)

generalisation; generality; generalization (an idea or conclusion having general application)

suggestion (an idea that is suggested)


Sense 2thought [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of using your mind to consider something carefully

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cerebration; intellection; mentation; thinking; thought process; thought

Context examples:

thinking always made him frown / she paused for thought

Hypernyms ("thought" is a kind of...):

higher cognitive process (cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thought"):

free association (a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence)

divergent thinking; out-of-the-box thinking (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)

convergent thinking (thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution))

problem solving (the thought processes involved in solving a problem)

planning; preparation; provision (the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening)

explanation (thought that makes something comprehensible)

excogitation (thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it)

consideration (the process of giving careful thought to something)

ideation (the process of forming and relating ideas)

construction; mental synthesis (the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought)

abstract thought; logical thinking; reasoning (thinking that is coherent and logical)

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

thread; train of thought (the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together)

mysticism (obscure or irrational thought)


Sense 3thought [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The organized beliefs of a period or group or individual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context examples:

19th century thought / Darwinian thought

Hypernyms ("thought" is a kind of...):

belief (any cognitive content held as true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thought"):

mainstream (the prevailing current of thought)


Sense 4thought [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

opinion; persuasion; sentiment; thought; view

Context examples:

my opinion differs from yours / what are your thoughts on Haiti?

Hypernyms ("thought" is a kind of...):

belief (any cognitive content held as true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thought"):

political sympathies; politics (the opinion you hold with respect to political questions)

pole (one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions)

parti pris; preconceived idea; preconceived notion; preconceived opinion; preconception; prepossession (an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence)

eyes (opinion or judgment)

judgement; judgment; mind (an opinion formed by judging something)

idea (a personal view)


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