Definition of 'thought'
Video: pronunciation of 'thought'
Example sentences containing 'thought'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Much thought has been given to how funds will close deficits before they lie down and die. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Open your heart to let negative thoughts float away and a new phase can begin. The Sun (2016)Your thoughts go deep and you find a way to talk and listen that really encourages others. The Sun (2016)He is always in our thoughts. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They are classics of political thought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have but one thought: revolution in our hearts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are all just thoughts online, now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has cleared his mind of other thoughts and he's ready to go. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you are clear and engaged with the language that expresses your thought, it will have clarity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could just say:'It was a really kind thought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It gives me half an hour with just my own thoughts. The Sun (2014)With no thought given to us or the demonstrators that day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is a week to move your thoughts up a notch and into the realms of practicality. The Sun (2016)Yet he did watch training yesterday with that thought in mind. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Thought still hangs deep in the green trees. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Try swapping any negative thoughts for positive ones. The Sun (2012)Some historians preserve the thoughts of the past and some use them for their own ends. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)We are getting to know his thoughts on things. The Sun (2009)His thoughts on the subject are crystal clear and unexpected. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only completely awful thing was the thought of a person in a box. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)The implications of such a model for political thought and social change remain unclear. The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)Your mind is trapped in a habitual cycle of negative thoughts. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Much thought was given to the timing of his appearance. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)You are able to express your thoughts clearly and openly. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)You can write your thoughts and ideas and send them out through a blog within minutes. Christianity Today (2000)We should spare a thought for the prisoners too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Thoughts of this kind probably prolong the condition. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)She likes her thoughts to be organised. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This thought will always cheer when all else fails. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What this means is that thought turns genes on or off. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Up to this time she had put no deep thought into what marriage meant. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My mother thought that would be very disruptive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is easy to see why some students may find the thought of paying back student loans overwhelming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)People don't very often write down their thoughts and intention. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet we also know that we are conscious, and that we have a rich internal mental life of thoughts and feelings. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)
Trends of 'thought'
Extremely Common. thought is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'thought'
British English: thought /θɔːt/ NOUN
A thought is an idea or opinion.
I hate the thought of someone suffering.
- American English: thought
- Arabic: فِكْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: pensamento
- Chinese: 思想
- Croatian: misao
- Czech: myšlenka
- Danish: tanke
- Dutch: gedachte
- European Spanish: pensamiento
- Finnish: ajattelu
- French: pensée
- German: Gedanke
- Greek: σκέψη
- Italian: pensiero
- Japanese: 思考
- Korean: 생각
- Norwegian: tanke
- Polish: myśl
- European Portuguese: pensamento
- Romanian: gând
- Russian: мысль
- Spanish: pensamiento
- Swedish: tanke
- Thai: ความคิด
- Turkish: düşünce
- Ukrainian: думка
- Vietnamese: sự suy nghĩ
Definition of thought from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.