Thought

Definition of Thought

imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Think.
n.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.
If the hair were a thought browner.
- Shak.
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.

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