thinking Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "thinking" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

thinkingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/
the activity of using your mind to consider something: I'll have to do some thinking about how best to arrange the books. someone's ideas or opinions: What's the thinking behind the decision to combine the two departments? The book discusses the impact of Christian thinking on western society.

thinkingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/
Thinking people use their minds to consider things carefully: All thinking people realize that we must stop wasting our natural resources.
(Definition of thinking from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of thinking?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “thinking” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More