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

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
(Definition of thought noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “thought” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More