- thowt ( archaic )
- ( UK ) IPA: /θɔːt/, X-SAMPA: /TO:t/
- Rhymes: -ɔːt
- ( US ) IPA: /θɔt/, X-SAMPA: /TOt/
- ( cot–caught merger, Northern Cities Vowel Shift ) IPA: /θɑt/, X-SAMPA: /TAt/
- form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking .
- ( uncountable ) the process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking .
- way of thinking ( associated with a group, nation or region ) .
- "Eastern thought" .
From Middle English thought, ithoȝt, from Old English þōht, ġeþōht ( “process of thinking, thought; mind; a thought, idea, purpose; decree; compassion, viscera” ) and geþeaht ( “thought, consideration, counsel, advice, direction; design, contrivance, scheme; council, assembly” ), from Proto-Germanic *þanhtaz, *gaþanhtan ( “thought” ), from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, *tonǵ- ( “to think” ). Cognate with Scots thocht ( “thought” ), West Frisian oandacht ( “attention, regard, thought” ), Dutch gedachte ( “thought” ), German Andacht ( “reverence, devotion, prayer” ), Icelandic þóttur ( “thought” ) .
Explanation of thought by Wordnet Dictionary
- 19th century thought
- Darwinian thought