Definitions of idea

  1. (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether sensible or spiritual. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A general notion, or a conception formed by generalization. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Hence: Any object apprehended, conceived, or thought of, by the mind; a notion, conception, or thought; the real object that is conceived or thought of. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A belief, option, or doctrine; a characteristic or controlling principle; as, an essential idea; the idea of development. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A plan or purpose of action; intention; design. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A rational conception; the complete conception of an object when thought of in all its essential elements or constituents; the necessary metaphysical or constituent attributes and relations, when conceived in the abstract. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A fiction object or picture created by the imagination; the same when proposed as a pattern to be copied, or a standard to be reached; one of the archetypes or patterns of created things, conceived by the Platonists to have excited objectively from eternity in the mind of the Deity. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A mental image or picture; a conception of what ought to be; an abstract principle; opinion; belief; plan; a general notion; an impression. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. An image of a thing formed by the mind: a notion: thought: opinion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. mental image; notion; opinion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A mental image; conception; notion; plan; supposition; impression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. An image or a conception of a thing in the mind; a notion; a thought; an impression; an opinion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A notion; that which is seen or conceived by the mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for idea

  1. I can see he's got an idea – Plays of Near & Far by Lord Dunsany
  2. His idea was to have something different. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson