Definition of “thought” - English Dictionary

“thought” in British English

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thoughtverb

uk /θɔːt/ us /θɑːt/

past simple and past participle of think

thoughtnoun [ C or U ]

uk /θɔːt/ us /θɑːt/

B1 the act of thinking about or considering something, an idea or opinion, or a set of ideas about a particular subject:

Ask me again tomorrow. I'll have to give it some thought.
She doesn't give any thought to her appearance.
Let me have your thoughts on that report by Friday.
Spare a thought for (= think about) all those without shelter on a cold night like this.
He's the author of a book on the history of European thought.
You sent her a card? That was a kind thought.

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(Definition of “thought” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“thought” in American English

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thought

us /θɔt/

thought (THINK)

past simple and past participle of think

thoughtnoun [ C/U ]

us /θɔt/

thought noun [ C/U ] (THINKING)

the act of thinking about something to form ideas and opinions, or an idea or opinion produced by thinking:

[ U ] I have given this matter considerable thought.
[ C ] Do you have any thoughts on what we should do now?
[ C ] That fact never entered my thoughts.
[ U ] His early religious training helped to shape his thought.
[ C ] It’s just a thought, but since it’s such a beautiful day, why don’t we go for a drive?
[ U ] The very thought of standing up in front of an audience scares me to death.

(Definition of “thought” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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