Definitions of consideration

  1. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; " another consideration is the time it would take"
  2. kind and considerate regard for others; " he showed no consideration for her feelings"
  3. a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
  4. a considerate and thoughtful act
  5. the process of giving careful thought to something
  6. a discussion of a topic ( as in a meeting); " consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"
  7. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
  8. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
  9. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
  10. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
  11. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.
  12. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
  13. The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent.
  14. The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration for another. Consideration may be a promise to perform a certain act -- for example, a promise to fix a leaky roof -- or a promise not to do something, such as build a second story on a house that will block the neighbor's view. Whatever its particulars, consideration must be something of value to the people who are making the contract.
  15. The act of taking thought or reflecting; claim to notice; importance; mature thought; regard for others; thoughtfulness.
  16. Deliberation: importance: motive or reason: compensation: the reason or basis of a compact.
  17. Act of considering; deliberation; importance; reason; basis of a compact; allowance.
  18. The act of considering.
  19. Thoughtful and kindly feeling or treatment.
  20. A circumstance to be considered.
  21. Something given or paid; remuneration.
  22. Importance; consequence.
  23. The act of considering; regard; serious deliberation; meditation; motive of action; influence; important reason; compensation; the price or motive of a stipulation.
  24. Mature thought; reflection; regard; claim to notice; that which induces to an agreement, as in a contract or bargain.

Usage examples for consideration

  1. 2900; and the angle to which it is bent is an important consideration. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. " They have not given it the same amount of consideration, that is all. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  3. However, as usual, my courage soon got the better of my strength, and of every consideration of personal safety. – The Memoirs of Louis XV. and XVI., Volume 7 Being Secret Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and of an Unknown English Girl and The Princess Lamballe by Madame du Hausset, and of an Unknown English Girl and the Princess Lamballe
  4. Let me know that, and I will give the matter my most careful consideration. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  5. I forgot where else it has been, but it's been kept perfectly safe and treated with every consideration. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  6. " Thank you for your consideration," she smiled. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  7. Whether you have broken with Mr. Bertram or not, there has been that between you which makes it your duty in this matter to regard his happiness as your first consideration. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  8. I did it out of consideration for them. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  9. In consideration of receiving the account of the factory, this official subscribed for the commission firm to fifty or a hundred shares of Pacolet's stock. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  10. Such is the case offered to our consideration. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  11. I will not be anybody's maid for another day on any consideration. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  12. I think it is a subject the consideration of which ought not to fall on any individual. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  13. After much consideration he decided he would go blind. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  14. Had she taken advantage of his consideration to escape him? – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  15. You ask questions of the stranger without any consideration. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  16. Finally, yet another curious consideration. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  17. If you hadn't any consideration for me, you might have thought of Edith. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  18. And since when such consideration? – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  19. George, after serious consideration, thought they should. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  20. This was a consideration that Linda would never have shown Nan. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr