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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thought  \Thought\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Think}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thought  \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. 
  Dwight. 
 
  2.  Meditation;  serious  consideration. 
 
  Pride,  of  all  others  the  most  dangerous  fault, 
  Proceeds  from  want  of  sense  or  want  of  thought. 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  thought;  an  idea;  a  mental  conception, 
  whether  an  opinion,  judgment,  fancy,  purpose,  or 
  intention. 
 
  Thus  Bethel  spoke,  who  always  speaks  his  thought. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Why  do  you  keep  alone,  .  .  .  Using  those  thoughts 
  which  should  indeed  have  died  With  them  they  think 
  on?  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
  lvi.  5. 
 
  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 
  25. 
 
  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. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  Syn:  Idea;  conception;  imagination;  fancy;  conceit;  notion; 
  supposition;  reflection;  consideration;  meditation; 
  contemplation;  cogitation;  deliberation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Think  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thought 
  n  1:  the  content  of  cognition;  the  main  thing  you  are  thinking 
  about  "it  was  not  a  good  idea";  "the  thought  never 
  entered  my  mind"  [syn:  {idea}] 
  2:  the  process  of  thinking  (especially  thinking  carefully); 
  "thinking  always  made  him  frown";  "she  paused  for  thought" 
  [syn:  {thinking},  {cerebration},  {intellection},  {mentation}] 
  3:  the  organized  beliefs  of  a  period  or  group  or  individual; 
  "19th  century  thought"  or  "Darwinian  thought" 
  4:  a  personal  belief  that  is  not  founded  on  proof  or  certainty; 
  "my  opinion  differs  from  yours";  "what  are  your  thoughts 
  on  Haiti?"  [syn:  {opinion},  {sentiment},  {persuasion},  {view}] 




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