Think

Definition of Think

v. t.1.To seem or appear; - used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
[imp. & p. p. Thought ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thinking.]
2.To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties.
For that I am
I know, because I think.
- Dryden.
3.To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it.
Well thought upon; I have it here.
- Shak.
4.To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate.
And when he thought thereon, he wept.
- Mark xiv. 72.
He thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
- Luke xii. 17.
5.To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow.
Let them marry to whom they think best.
- Num. xxxvi. 6.
6.To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean.
I thought to promote thee unto great honor.
- Num. xxiv. 11.
Thou thought'st to help me.
- Shak.
7.To presume; to venture.
Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father.
- Matt. iii. 9.
To think better of
See under Better.
To think much of
to hold in esteem; to esteem highly.
1.To conceive; to imagine.
Charity . . . thinketh no evil.
- 1 Cor. xiii. 4,5.
2.To plan or design; to plot; to compass.
So little womanhood
And natural goodness, as to think the death
Of her own son.
- Beau. & Fl.
3.To believe; to consider; to esteem.
Nor think superfluous other's aid.
- Milton.
To think much
to esteem a great matter; to grudge.
To think scorn
a - To disdain.
- Milton.
b - To feel indignation.
- Esther iii. 6.
n.1.Act of thinking; a thought.

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