Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “meditation”

See all translations

meditation

noun uk   /ˌmed.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed: prayer and meditation She practises meditation. [C or U] serious thought or study, or the product of this activity: Let us spend a few moments in quiet meditation. I left him deep in meditation. The book is a meditation on the morality of art.
meditative
adjective uk   /ˈmed.ɪ.tə.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/ formal
Translations of “meditation”
in Korean 명상…
in Arabic تَأمّل…
in Portuguese meditação…
in Catalan meditació…
in Japanese めい想…
in Italian meditazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沉思,冥想, 沉思,深思…
in Chinese (Simplified) 默念,冥想, 沉思,深思…
(Definition of meditation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of meditation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “meditation”

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More