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Meaning & Definition of Idea in English

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Idea

/aɪdiə/

noun

1. The content of cognition

  • The main thing you are thinking about
  • "It was not a good idea"
  • "The thought never entered my mind"
    synonym:
  • idea
  • ,
  • thought

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • mind
  • ,
  • idea

3. A personal view

  • "He has an idea that we don't like him"
    synonym:
  • idea

4. An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

  • "An estimate of what it would cost"
  • "A rough idea how long it would take"
    synonym:
  • estimate
  • ,
  • estimation
  • ,
  • approximation
  • ,
  • idea

5. (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

  • "The theme is announced in the first measures"
  • "The accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
    synonym:
  • theme
  • ,
  • melodic theme
  • ,
  • musical theme
  • ,
  • idea

Examples of using

This will give you a rough idea.
I racked my brains for a new idea for an article.
What do you think of my idea?