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Meaning of “thought” - Learner’s Dictionary

thought

noun     /θɔːt/
IDEA [C]
B1 an idea or opinion: Do you have any thoughts about/on where you want to spend Christmas? [+ of + doing sth] The thought of seeing her again filled him with happiness. informal "Why don't we invite Ben?" "That's a thought (= That's a good idea)."Opinions, beliefs and points of viewIdeas, concepts and theories
THINKING [U]
B2 the activity of thinking, or when you think about something carefully: She sat staring at the picture, deep in thought. You'll need to give the matter some thought.Thinking and contemplating
CARE [no plural]
something you do that shows you care about someone: Thanks for the card - it was a really kind thought.Kind and thoughtful
SET OF IDEAS [U]
a set of ideas about a particular subject: The book examines his influence on recent political thought.Opinions, beliefs and points of view
→  See also school of thought , second thought , spare a thought for sb
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