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Think

Think appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Thirty-three thousand people think that Thursday is their thirtieth birthday.
    (by Julia Dicum)
  • They think that their teeth get thinner at times they want to taste thick meat.

Think is sometimes a misspelling of thank, thing, things or wonder.

The word think is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun think

What does think mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: thinks

  1. an instance of deliberate thinking

Alternative definition of the noun think

noun

  1. An act of thinking; consideration (of something).

Definition of the verb think

What does think mean as a doing word?

Think is one of the top 50 most common verbs. It is used mostly in speech, being the 6th most common verb in spoken English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
thoughtthoughtthinkingthinks

  1. judge or regard; look upon; judge
  2. expect, believe, or suppose
    • example: he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, for-complement clause]I wished for her to do it
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle]I wished the children found
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]He wished to come
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]He wished that she would come immediately
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]I wished him to be nice
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I wished it

      Wish Verbs (with the same syntax): aim, dream, expect, hope, imagine, intend, mean, plan, propose, wish, yen.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of think: guess / imagine / opine / reckon / suppose
    • more generic words: anticipate / expect = regard something as probable or likely
    • more specific word: suspect = hold in suspicion
  3. use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  4. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
  5. imagine or visualize
    • examples: Just think--you could be rich one day! | Think what a scene it must have been!
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic terms: conceive of / envisage / ideate / imagine = form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
  6. focus one's attention on a certain state
  7. have in mind as a purpose
    • examples: She didn't think to harm me | They think to move
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of think: intend / mean
    • more specific terms:
  8. decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting
    • example: Can you think what to do next?
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: cerebrate / cogitate = use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  9. ponder; reflect on, or reason about
    • examples: Think the matter through | Think how hard life in Russia must be these days
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: cerebrate / cogitate = use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  10. dispose the mind in a certain way
    • example: Do you really think so?
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: believe / conceive / consider = judge or regard; look upon
  11. have or formulate in the mind
    • example: think good thoughts
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: cerebrate / cogitate = use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  12. be capable of conscious thought
    • examples: Man is the only creature that thinks | Sam and Sue think
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
  13. bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb think

verb

  1. [transitive] to ponder, to go over in one's head
  2. [intransitive] To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.
  3. [intransitive] to conceive of something or someone (usually followed by 'of' or 'on')
  4. [transitive] To be of the opinion (that).
  5. [transitive] To guess; to reckon.
  6. [transitive] To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.
  7. [intransitive] To seem, to appear.

Games

  1. "Think" a.k.a. "Supaplex" is a video game created by Philip Jespersen and Michael Stopp, two Swiss students, and published by Digital Integration in 1991. It is an extended clone of Boulder Dash.
    • also known as Think!
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • designers: Michael Stopp & Philip Jespersen
    • developers: Dream Factory, Think!Ware Development
    • genres: Tile-based game, Puzzle game, Strategy video game
    • publisher: Digital Integration Ltd.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  2. "Think" a.k.a. "Think!" is a video game.
    • developers: Tigress Marketing, RamJam Corporation
    • genres: Puzzle game, Strategy video game
    • publisher: Ariolasoft
    • released in (30 years ago)

Writings

  1. "Think" a.k.a. "Think!": Think: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye is a book by editor and journalist Michael R. LeGault, released in January 2006. It was published under Threshold Editions, a conservative publishing imprint under Simon & Schuster run by Mary Matalin.
  2. "Think" a.k.a. "Think!" is a science-fiction short story by Isaac Asimov that first appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in its very first issue. It also appeared in the collections The Complete Robot and Robot Visions.
    • released in (38 years ago)

Music

  1. "Think" is a song performed by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released as single in 1968, from her Aretha Now album. The song, a feminist anthem, reached No. 7 on Billboard Hot 100, becoming Franklin's seventh Top 10 hit in the United States. The song also reached No. 1 on the magazine's Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles, becoming her sixth single to top the chart. The song was written by Franklin and Ted White. Franklin re-recorded the song in 1989 for the album "Through the Storm". Pitchfork Media placed it at number 15 on its list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".
  2. "Think" is a rhythm and blues song written by Lowman Pauling and originally recorded by his group The "5" Royales. Released as a single on King Records in 1957, it was a national hit and reached number nine on the U.S. R&B chart.
  3. "Think" a.k.a. "Think!" is the third studio album by James Brown and The Famous Flames, featuring the hit singles "Baby You're Right" and their cover of "Bewildered", along with the group's hit cover of the title track, "Think" originally recorded by The "5" Royales. It also includes the national hits "I'll Go Crazy", "This Old Heart" and "Baby, You're Right", the regional hit "Good Good Lovin'", and Brown's B-side hit duet with Bea Ford, "You've Got the Power". In all, the album features no less than seven national Pop and R&B chart hits, and a few regional hits as well.
  4. "Think" a.k.a. "Think!" is the second album by American organist Lonnie Smith recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (47 years ago)
  5. "Think" is the first single from Hack, the second album by Information Society. It was released in 1990. The song was accompanied by a music video. The cassette single was also once offered through a cereal box promotion.
  6. "Think" is a Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' composition that first appeared as a Chris Farlowe single which made it to #37 on the British charts in January 1966.
  7. "Think" a.k.a. "Think (About It)" is a funk song recorded by Lyn Collins and released as a single on James Brown's People Records in 1972. The recording was produced by Brown and features instrumental backing from his band The J.B.'s. It was the title track of Collins' 1972 debut album.
  8. "Think" is a composition composed by Merv Griffin.

Group

Think is a musical group.

  • album: "The Drift"

Miscellanea

  1. Think is a motto coined by Thomas J. Watson in December, 1911, while managing the sales and advertising departments at the National Cash Register Company. At an uninspiring sales meeting Watson interrupted, saying The trouble with every one of us is that we don't think enough. We don't get paid for working with our feet — we get paid for working with our heads. Watson then wrote THINK on the easel.
    • also known as IBM Think
  2. Think is an academic journal created to forge a direct link between contemporary philosophy and the general public. The central aim of the journal is to provide easily accessible and engaging writing by philosophers pre-eminent in their fields to a wide audience, unimpeded by academic jargon and technicality. The journal is sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London and published by Cambridge University Press. Think's editor is Stephen Law.
  3. THINK is a 2013 Telly Award winner.
    • also known as Think Webstore
    • award:
      • Telly Award for Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable Commercial - Bank - "24.7 Banking"
      • Telly Award for Local TV & Local Cable Commercial - Campaign - Business-to-Consumer - "24.7 Banking"
      • Telly Award for Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable Commercial - Bank - "30 Minute No Hassle Consultation"
      • Telly Award for Local TV & Local Cable Commercial - Campaign - Business-to-Consumer - "30 Minute No Hassle Consultation"
    • official website: thinkwebstore.com
  4. Think is a song written by Peggy Whittington and performed by Brenda Lee. The song reached #4 on the adult contemporary chart, #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #26 in the UK in 1964. It also reached #62 in Australia. The song is featured on her 1965 album, Too Many Rivers.

Phrases with Think

Phrases starting with the word Think:

  1. think of
  2. Think On
  3. think up
  4. think out
  5. think back
  6. Think Fast
  7. think over
  8. think tank
  9. think about
  10. Think Again
  11. think piece
  12. think twice
  13. Think-Tanker
  14. think factory
  15. Think Much of
  16. think through

Phrases ending with the word Think:

  1. to think
  2. I Don't Think

Other phrases containing the word Think:

  1. I Think So
  2. to think up

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Think

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics (2005)

The Left and the Right by Rodney P. Carlisle

THINK TANKS CAN BE difficult to define, although they are usually nonprofit organizations with a significant research focus. Over time the boundary between objective policy evaluations, a traditional think tank activity, and policy advocacy ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

THINK, v. thingk [Goth. thagkjan, Dan. taenke, Sw. Zinka, Ger. denken, to think: Icel. , thekkja, to observe 'see THANK)]: to have the mind occupied on some subject; to revolve ideas in the mind; to muse; to hold as a settled opinion; to judge; ...

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Usage statistics about think

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb think:

spoken English82.02%written English17.98% conversational speech52.59%task-oriented speech47.41% imaginative writing81.5%informational writing18.5%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb think:

opinerecollectretrieveconceiveguessreckonrecallimagineintendsupposerememberconsiderbelievemeanthink

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Quotes about Think

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! (Dr. Seuss)
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Scrabble value of T1H4I1N1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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