Significado de “idea” - Diccionario inglés

idea en inglés británico

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ideanoun

uk /aɪˈdɪə/ us /aɪˈdiː.ə/

idea noun (SUGGESTION)

A2 [ C ] a suggestion or plan for doing something:

I've had an idea - why don't we go to the coast?
"Let's go swimming." "That's a good idea!"
If you have any ideas for what I could buy Jack, let me know.
That's when I first had the idea of starting (= planned to start) my own business.
I like the idea of living in the countryside but I'm not sure I'd like the reality.
She's full of bright (= good) ideas.
[ + to infinitive ] It was Kate's idea to hire bikes.
It's not a good idea to drive for hours without a rest.

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idea noun (KNOWLEDGE)

B2 [ S or U ] an understanding, thought, or picture in your mind:

Do you have any idea of what he looks like?
Can you give me an idea of the cost (= can you tell me approximately how it costs)?
I don't like the idea of living so far away from my family.
[ + question word ] I haven't the slightest/faintest idea where they've gone.
I've got a pretty good idea why they left early.
have no idea

B1 informal to not know something:

"Where's Serge?" "I've no idea."

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idea noun (BELIEF)

B1 [ C ] a belief or opinion:

We have very different ideas about disciplining children.
[ + that ] Dr Leach puts forward the idea that it is impossible to spoil a child.
I'm not married - where did you get that idea (= what made you believe that)?

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idea noun (PURPOSE)

C1 [ S ] a purpose or reason for doing something:

The idea of the game is to get rid of all your cards as soon as you can.
The whole idea (= only purpose) of advertising is to make people buy things.
The idea behind the lottery is to raise money for good causes.

(Definición de idea de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

idea en inglés americano

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ideanoun

us /ɑɪˈdi·ə/

idea noun (SUGGESTION)

[ C ] a suggestion, thought, or plan:

"Let’s go swimming." "Good idea!"
She’s full of bright ideas.

idea noun (KNOWLEDGE)

[ C/U ] knowledge or understanding about something:

[ C ] Can you give me a rough idea of the cost (= tell me approximately how much it will cost)?
[ U ] You have no idea what I just said, do you?

idea noun (BELIEF)

[ C ] a belief about something:

They have some unusual ideas about parenting.

idea noun (PURPOSE)

[ C usually sing ] a purpose or reason for doing something:

The idea behind the law is to raise money for education.

(Definición de idea de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

idea en inglés de negocios

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ideanoun

uk /aɪˈdɪə/ us

[ C ] a suggestion or plan for doing something:

idea about sth The CTO should have ideas about where the company needs to be heading in terms of technology.
come up with/have an idea He came up with the idea of promoting the two products together.
new/fresh/innovative ideas
They had great ideas but lacked the business know-how to turn an idea into a successful product.

[ S ] the purpose of, or reason for, doing something:

The whole idea of budgeting is to control costs.

(Definición de idea de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)