Definition of Think

1. Noun. An instance of deliberate thinking. "I need to give it a good think"

Generic synonyms: Advisement, Deliberation, Weighing
Language type: Colloquialism

2. Verb. Judge or regard; look upon; judge. "They think that there was a traffic accident "; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

3. Verb. Expect, believe, or suppose. "They think that there was a traffic accident "; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
Exact synonyms: Guess, Imagine, Opine, Reckon, Suppose
Generic synonyms: Anticipate, Expect
Specialized synonyms: Suspect
Derivative terms: Guess, Guess, Guesser, Opinion, Supposal, Supposition, Thought, Thought

4. Verb. Use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments. "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

5. Verb. Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection. "They won't think the story "; "Call up memories"

6. Verb. Imagine or visualize. "Think what a scene it must have been!"
Generic synonyms: Conceive Of, Envisage, Ideate, Imagine
Derivative terms: Thought

7. Verb. Focus one's attention on a certain state. "Think thin"
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Concentrate, Focus, Pore, Rivet
Derivative terms: Thought

8. Verb. Have in mind as a purpose. "They think to move "; "We thought to return early that night"
Exact synonyms: Intend, Mean
Specialized synonyms: Design, Be After, Plan, Aim, Propose, Purport, Purpose
Derivative terms: Intent, Intention

9. Verb. Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting. "Can you think what to do next?"
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate
Derivative terms: Thinking

10. Verb. Ponder; reflect on, or reason about. "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate
Derivative terms: Thought, Thought

11. Verb. Dispose the mind in a certain way. "Do you really think so?"
Generic synonyms: Believe, Conceive, Consider
Derivative terms: Thought

12. Verb. Have or formulate in the mind. "Think good thoughts"
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate
Derivative terms: Thought

13. Verb. Be capable of conscious thought. "Sam and Sue think"; "Man is the only creature that thinks"
Derivative terms: Thought, Thought

14. Verb. Bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation. "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

Definition of Think

1. v. t. To seem or appear; - - used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.

2. v. t. To conceive; to imagine.

3. n. Act of thinking; a thought.

Definition of Think

1. Verb. (transitive) to ponder, to go over in one's head ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to conceive of something or someone ''(usually followed by '''of''' or '''on''')'' ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be of the opinion (that). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To guess; to reckon. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as. ¹

7. Noun. An act of thinking; consideration (of something). ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To seem, to appear. ¹

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Definition of Think

1. to formulate in the mind [v THOUGHT, THINKING, THINKS]

Medical Definition of Think

1. 1. To seem or appear; used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought. These are genuine Anglo-Saxon expressions, equivalent to it seems to me, it seemed to me. In these expressions me is in the dative case. 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. Specifically: 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) 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) 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) 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) To presume; to venture. "Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father." (Matt. Iii. 9) To think, in a philosophical use as yet somewhat limited, designates the higher intellectual acts, the acts preeminently rational; to judge; to compare; to reason. Thinking is employed by Hamilton as "comprehending all our collective energies." It is defined by Mansel as "the act of knowing or judging by means of concepts,"by Lotze as "the reaction of the mind on the material supplied by external influences." See Thought. To think better of. See Better. To think much of, or To think well of, to hold in esteem; to esteem highly. Synonym: To expect, guess, cogitate, reflect, ponder, contemplate, meditate, muse, imagine, suppose, believe. See Expect, Guess. Origin: OE. Thinken, properly, to seem, from AS. Thyncean (cf. Methinks), but confounded with OE. Thenken to think, fr. AS. Thencean (imp. Thohte); akin to D. Denken, dunken, OS. Thenkian, thunkian, G. Denken, dunken, Icel. Thekkja to perceive, to know, thykkja to seem, Goth. Thagkjan, thaggkjan, to think, thygkjan to think, to seem, OL. Tongere to know. Cf. Thank, Thought. 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. "[He] thought not much to clothe his enemies." . To think scorn. To disdain. "He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone." . To feel indignation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Think

things that go bump in the night
thinhorn sheep
think (current term)
think-aloud protocols
think about
think again
think aloud
think aloud protocol
think aloud protocols
think back
think better of
think factory
think fast
think much of

Literary usage of Think

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"I cannot think that any man in all our parts doth so much as know the way to it, nor need they matter whether they do or no, since we have, as you see, ..."

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