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Think \Think\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thinking}.] [OE. thinken, properly, to seem, from AS. [thorn]yncean (cf. {Methinks}), but confounded with OE. thenken to think, fr. AS. [thorn]encean (imp. [thorn][=o]hte); akin to D. denken, dunken, OS. thenkian, thunkian, G. denken, d["u]nken, Icel. [thorn]ekkja to perceive, to know, [thorn]ykkja to seem, Goth. [thorn]agkjan, [thorn]aggkjan, to think, [thorn]ygkjan to think, to seem, OL. tongere to know. Cf. {Thank}, {Thought}.]
     1. To seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought. [1913 Webster]

     Note: These are genuine Anglo-Saxon expressions, equivalent to it seems to me, it seemed to me. In these expressions me is in the dative case. [1913 Webster]

     2. To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties. [1913 Webster]

              For that I am
              I know, because I think.              --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. Specifically:
        (a) To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it. [1913 Webster]

                  Well thought upon; I have it here. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate. [1913 Webster]

                  And when he thought thereon, he wept. --Mark xiv. 72. [1913 Webster]

                  He thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?                           --Luke xii.
                                                    17. [1913 Webster] (c) To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow. [1913 Webster]

                  Let them marry to whom they think best. --Num. xxxvi. 6. [1913 Webster] (d) To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean. [1913 Webster]

                  I thought to promote thee unto great honor.
                                                    --Num. xxiv.
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                  Thou thought'st to help me.       --Shak. [1913 Webster] (e) To presume; to venture. [1913 Webster]

                  Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father.            --Matt. iii.
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     Note: To think, in a philosophical use as yet somewhat limited, designates the higher intellectual acts, the acts preeminently rational; to judge; to compare; to reason. Thinking is employed by Hamilton as
           "comprehending all our collective energies." It is defined by Mansel as "the act of knowing or judging by means of concepts,"by Lotze as "the reaction of the mind on the material supplied by external influences." See {Thought}. [1913 Webster]

     {To think better of}. See under {Better}.

     {To think much of}, or {To think well of}, to hold in esteem; to esteem highly. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To expect; guess; cogitate; reflect; ponder; contemplate; meditate; muse; imagine; suppose; believe. See {Expect}, {Guess}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Thought \Thought\,
     imp. & p. p. of {Think}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Thought \Thought\, n. [OE. [thorn]oght, [thorn]ouht, AS. [thorn][=o]ht, ge[thorn][=o]ht, fr. [thorn]encean to think; akin to D. gedachte thought, MHG. d[=a]ht, ged[=a]ht, Icel. [thorn][=o]ttr, [thorn][=o]tti. See {Think}.]
     1. The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation. [1913 Webster]

              Thought can not be superadded to matter, so as in any sense to render it true that matter can become cogitative.                           --Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster]

     2. Meditation; serious consideration.
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              Pride, of all others the most dangerous fault, Proceeds from want of sense or want of thought.
                                                    --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

     3. That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention. [1913 Webster]

              Thus Bethel spoke, who always speaks his thought.
                                                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

              Why do you keep alone, . . .
              Using those thoughts which should indeed have died With them they think on?              --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Thoughts come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or to reject. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              All their thoughts are against me for evil. --Ps. lvi. 5. [1913 Webster]

     4. Solicitude; anxious care; concern.
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              Hawis was put in trouble, and died with thought and anguish before his business came to an end. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

              Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink.                  --Matt. vi.
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     5. A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

              If the hair were a thought browner.   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Thought, in philosophical usage now somewhat current, denotes the capacity for, or the exercise of, the very highest intellectual functions, especially those usually comprehended under judgment. [1913 Webster]

                 This [faculty], to which I gave the name of the
                 "elaborative faculty," -- the faculty of relations or comparison, -- constitutes what is properly denominated thought.      --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Idea; conception; imagination; fancy; conceit; notion; supposition; reflection; consideration; meditation; contemplation; cogitation; deliberation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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