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contemplate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contemplate  \Con"tem*plate\,  v.  i. 
  To  consider  or  think  studiously;  to  ponder;  to  reflect;  to 
  muse;  to  meditate. 
 
  So  many  hours  must  I  contemplate.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contemplate  \Con"tem*plate\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Contemplated}  (#  or  #);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Contemplating}.] 
  [L.  contemplatus  p.  p.  of  contemplari  to  contemplate;  con-  + 
  templum  a  space  for  observation  marked  out  by  the  augur.  See 
  {Temple}.] 
  1.  To  look  at  on  all  sides  or  in  all  its  bearings;  to  view  or 
  consider  with  continued  attention;  to  regard  with 
  deliberate  care  to  meditate  on  to  study. 
 
  To  love,  at  least  contemplate  and  admire,  What  I  see 
  excellent.  --Milton. 
 
  We  thus  dilate  Our  spirits  to  the  size  of  that  they 
  contemplate.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  consider  or  have  in  view,  as  contingent  or  probable;  to 
  look  forward  to  to  purpose;  to  intend. 
 
  There  remain  some  particulars  to  complete  the 
  information  contemplated  by  those  resolutions.  --A. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  If  a  treaty  contains  any  stipulations  which 
  contemplate  a  state  of  future  war.  --Kent. 
 
  Syn:  To  view;  behold;  study;  ponder;  muse;  meditate  on 
  reflect  on  consider;  intend;  design;  plan  propose; 
  purpose.  See  {Meditate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contemplate 
  v  1:  look  at  thoughtfully;  observe  deep  in  thought;  "contemplate 
  one's  navel" 
  2:  consider  as  a  possibility;  "I  contemplated  leaving  school 
  and  taking  a  full-time  job" 
  3:  think  intently  and  at  length,  as  for  spiritual  purposes;  "He 
  is  meditating  in  his  study"  [syn:  {study},  {meditate}] 
  4:  think  about  at  length  and  in  depth;  "I  mulled  over  the 
  events  of  the  afternoon"  [syn:  {chew  over},  {think  over}, 
  {meditate},  {ponder},  {muse},  {reflect},  {mull},  {mull 
  over},  {ruminate},  {speculate}] 




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