the idea

Definition of the idea

  1. :  the central meaning or purpose of something :  goal or intention The whole idea of the game is to keep from getting caught. The idea is to get people to attend.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a transcendent entity that is a real pattern of which existing things are imperfect representations

    :  a standard of perfection :  ideal

    :  a plan for action :  design

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a trip made at another's expense

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