Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “thought”

See all translations

thought

verb uk   /θɔːt/ us    /θɑːt/
past simple and past participle of think

thought

noun [C or U] uk   /θɔːt/ us    /θɑːt/
B1 the act of thinking about or considering something, an idea or opinion, or a set of ideas about a particular subject: Ask me again tomorrow. I'll have to give it some thought. She doesn't give any thought to her appearance. Let me have your thoughts on that report by Friday. Spare a thought for (= think about) all those without shelter on a cold night like this. He's the author of a book on the history of European thought. You sent her a card? That was a kind thought.
More examples
(Definition of thought from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of thought?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “thought” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More