1. [ noun ] the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
Synonyms: thought

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

Related terms: content plan reaction concept meaning impression suggestion ideal theme misconception whim generalization preoccupation keynote inspiration meme cogitation idealization figment theorem burden think imagine think think think think
2. [ noun ] a personal view

"he has an idea that we don't like him"

Related terms: opinion
3. [ noun ] (mathematics,psychology) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
Synonyms: estimate approximation estimation

"an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

Related terms: calculation guess overestimate underestimate guesstimate estimate
4. [ noun ] your intention; what you intend to do
Synonyms: mind

"he had in mind to see his old teacher" "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

Related terms: purpose mind
5. [ noun ] (music,fine art) melodic subject of a musical composition
Synonyms: melodic_theme musical_theme theme

"the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

Related terms: tune variation statement motif music
Similar spelling:   Ide