Definition of 'idea'
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We did not have too much of an idea about the extent of what was going on. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It seemed like a great idea for a long weekend away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which gives you an idea of the strain these men are under. The Sun (2016)The quietest member of your family has a truly brilliant idea. The Sun (2016)An idea that may also prove unworkable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My mum has no idea of our plan. The Sun (2016)Big ideas and actions come so easily and you can really make a difference. The Sun (2016)They embody different ideas about how to live. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Indeed, when asked whose idea something was, they did not understand the question. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can make a good case for the idea that all poetry is a form of elegy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then your doctor should be able to give you a clearer idea about your particular situation. The Sun (2016)Teaching together sounded like a good idea. Christianity Today (2000)The idea that negative campaigning will end is also nonsense. The Sun (2011)The idea may or may not work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What a brilliant idea for a series this is. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet it is hard to argue against the idea that something radical needs to be done. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You strike a period where you are richly fertile in terms of ideas and physical activity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your mind is clear and you can make a realistic plan that turns your ideas into action. The Sun (2011)The idea of planning is a hurdle that many couples need to cross. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You have a bolder attitude at work and a new belief in your ideas. The Sun (2008)She may have an idea in any case. The Sun (2006)The employee may well have some ideas about how his absence can be covered. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The idea of the campaign was not to feed them but to make them disappear. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He may have no idea if his own father behaved the same way. The Sun (2013)Some may be relevant to your situation or they may spark off other ideas in your mind. Beat Stress (1992)Together share the kind of thoughts and ideas suggested in the exercise for individuals. 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)Some ideas are so brilliant you wonder why no one thought of them before. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We both liked the idea of adding something new. The Sun (2014)She especially liked the idea of having some time to herself each day where she was free of her work schedule. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'idea'
British English: idea /aɪˈdɪə/ NOUN
An idea is a plan or suggestion.
It's a good idea to avoid salty food.
- American English: idea
- Arabic: فِكْرَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ideia
- Chinese: 想法
- Croatian: ideja
- Czech: nápad
- Danish: idé
- Dutch: idee
- European Spanish: idea
- Finnish: ajatus
- French: idée
- German: Idee
- Greek: ιδέα
- Italian: idea
- Japanese: 考え
- Korean: 생각
- Norwegian: idé
- Polish: idea
- European Portuguese: ideia
- Romanian: idee
- Russian: идея
- Spanish: idea
- Swedish: idé
- Thai: ความคิด
- Turkish: fikir düşünce
- Ukrainian: ідея
- Vietnamese: ý kiến
Definition of idea from the Collins English Dictionary
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