- 1an idea or opinion produced by thinking, or occurring suddenly in the mind
- 2the process of considering or remembering something
Using thought: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "thought" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I had a thought about how to solve the problem.
She gave some thought to the proposal before rejecting it.
He was lost in thought and didn't hear me come in.
The thought of losing her made him sad.
thought Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using thought
If you think I'm going to lend you money, you have another thought coming.
She was lost in thought and didn't notice the time passing.
a group or organization that monitors and suppresses dissenting or unpopular views or opinions
Some people fear that social media is becoming a kind of thought police, censoring certain viewpoints.
Phrases with thought
I lost my train of thought when the phone rang.
The article provided some food for thought on the issue of climate change.
On second thought, I think I'll stay home tonight.
Origins of thought
from Old English 'thōht', meaning 'the act of thinking'
Summary: thought in Brief
The term 'thought' [θɔːt] refers to an idea or opinion produced by thinking, or the process of considering or remembering something. It can be a sudden realization, as in 'I had a thought about how to solve the problem,' or a deliberate process, as in 'She gave some thought to the proposal before rejecting it.' Phrases like 'train of thought' and 'food for thought' extend the concept, while idioms like 'have another thought coming' and 'thought police' add figurative meanings.