Definitions of contemplation

  1. The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Holy meditation. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act of looking at or thinking over carefully; meditation; expectation; intention. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Continued study of a particular subject. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Act of contemplating; meditation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of contemplating; meditation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The net of contemplating; meditation; continued attention to a particular subject; holy meditation; intention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for contemplation

  1. Mr. Robinson," cried May, tearing herself away from the contemplation of her darling in order to pour forth her sense of relief and the depth of her gratitude, " what a good thing it was you came up to us! – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  2. He read in her face, moreover, a sympathy and a love that made it as difficult of unmoved contemplation as the helpless suffering in Alden's. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp