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English definition of “idea”

idea

noun [C] (SUGGESTION)    /aɪˈdɪə/
A2 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 start ing (= planned to start ) my own business . I like the idea of liv ing 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 .Ideas, concepts and theories
(Definition of idea noun (SUGGESTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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