Definition of thought
- past tense and past participle of think
My first thought was that something must have changed.
The thought of leaving never crossed my mind.
Do you have any thoughts about the subject?
She abandoned all thoughts of going home.
It was just a thought.
She was lost in thought.
She abandoned all thought of going home.
They should have put more thought into the proposal.
While you're enjoying the holidays, you should spare a thought for those who are less fortunate.
He has no thought for anyone but himself.
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: an idea, plan, opinion, picture, etc., that is formed in your mind : something that you think of
: the act or process of thinking
: the act of carefully thinking about the details of something
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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