Think v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thought p. pr. & vb. n. Thinking.]
1. To seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
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.
2. To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties.
For that I am
I know, because I think. --Dryden.
3. Specifically: -- (a) To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it.
Well thought upon; I have it here. --Shak.
(b) To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate.
And when he thought thereon, he wept. --Mark xiv. 72.
He thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? --Luke xii. 17.
(c) To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow.
Let them marry to whom they think best. --Num. xxxvi. 6.
(d) To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean.
I thought to promote thee unto great honor. --Num. xxiv. 11.
Thou thought'st to help me. --Shak.
(e) To presume; to venture.
Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father. --Matt. iii. 9.
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.
To think better of. See under Better.
To think much of, or To think well of, to hold in esteem; to esteem highly.
Syn: -- To expect; guess; cogitate; reflect; ponder; contemplate; meditate; muse; imagine; suppose; believe. See Expect, Guess.
Think, v. t.
1. To conceive; to imagine.
Charity . . . thinketh no evil. --1 Cor. xiii. 4,5.
2. To plan or design; to plot; to compass. [Obs.]
So little womanhood
And natural goodness, as to think the death
Of her own son. --Beau. & Fl.
3. To believe; to consider; to esteem.
Nor think superfluous other's aid. --Milton.
To think much, to esteem a great matter; to grudge. [Obs.] “[He] thought not much to clothe his enemies.” --Milton.
To think scorn. (a) To disdain. [Obs.] “He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone.” --Esther iii. 6. (b) To feel indignation. [Obs.]
Think, n. Act of thinking; a thought. “If you think that I'm finished, you've got another think coming!” [Obs. or Colloq.]
n : an instance of deliberate thinking; "I need to give it a
v 1: judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very
smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that
he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people
to be inferior" [syn: believe, consider, conceive]
2: expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of
money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad
state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I
guess she is angry at me for standing her up" [syn: opine,
suppose, imagine, reckon, guess]
3: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order
to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or
judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting
nowhere" [syn: cogitate, cerebrate]
4: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't
remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her
last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do
you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
[syn: remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call
up, recollect] [ant: forget]
5: imagine or visualize; "Just think--you could be rich one
day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
6: focus one's attention on a certain state; "Think big";
7: have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant
to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought
to return early that night" [syn: intend, mean]
8: decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting; "Can you
think what to do next?"
9: ponder; reflect on, or reason about; "Think the matter
through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these
10: dispose the mind in a certain way; "Do you really think so?"
11: have or formulate in the mind; "think good thoughts"
12: be capable of conscious thought; "Man is the only creature
13: bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation; "She
thought herself into a state of panic over the final