Definitions of idea

  1.   an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth an estimate of what it would cost a rough idea how long it would take
  2.   music melodic subject of a musical composition the theme is announced in the first measures the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it
  3.   a personal view he has an idea that we don't like him
  4.   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
  5.   the content of cognition the main thing you are thinking about it was not a good idea the thought never entered my mind
  6.   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
  7.   A general notion or a conception formed by generalization
  8.   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
  9.   A belief option or doctrine a characteristic or controlling principle as an essential idea the idea of development
  10.   A plan or purpose of action intention design
  11.   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
  12.   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
  13.   A mental image or picture a conception of what ought to be an abstract principle opinion belief plan a general notion an impression
  14.   A mental image or concept of something not present in space
  15.   Thought image in the mind mind picture
  16.   An image of a thing formed by the mind a notion thought opinion
  17.   mental image notion opinion
  18.   A mental image conception notion plan supposition impression
  19.   An image or a conception of a thing in the mind a notion a thought an impression an opinion
  20.   A notion that which is seen or conceived by the mind

Quotes of idea

  1. Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise gratifies its curiosity and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed – Joseph Addison
  2. A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they don't personally approve of – Neal Boortz
  3. I think the thing to remember though the next time you hear someone who is really certain that he is on the side of the angels is that the idea of angels was created by human beings who are famous for being frequently untrustworthy and occasional – Jon Carroll
  4. Because his basic idea that he got from the study of gall wasps is that everyone's sexuality is unique – Bill Condon
  5. The value of an idea lies in the using of it – Thomas A. Edison
  6. I like the idea of being out there regularly with an audience and with a funny gang of people That's what I grew up with doing television doing shows every week – Eric Idle
  7. You sang in church you know and you didn't act at all You tried not to act you tried to tell the truth The idea of being a troubadour on the road singing for your supper was very disturbing to him – James Earl Jones
  8. Also since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept It is the idea that is being reproduced Anyone who understands the work of art owns it We all own the Mona Lisa – Sol LeWitt
  9. One day I had an idea for a movie Everything came after that – Jim McKay
  10. I never presumed that a technique of composition or an idea was so special that just using it would guarantee the quality of the music – Robert Morris
  11. I have found out one thing and that is if you have an idea and it is a good idea if you only stick to it you will come out all right – Cecil Rhodes
  12. The basic idea was that if a country would put its economy as an integrated piece of the world system that it would benefit from that with economic growth I concur with that basic view – Jeffrey Sachs
  13. We don't hold anything back We go for broke and if we have a good idea for a story line we just use it because you never know and because the dynamics of the show are going to change – Josh Schwartz
  14. People like the idea of the trio and so I did mostly trio – Jimmy Smith
  15. We are all ill but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health – Lionel Trilling

Usage examples for idea

  1. Have you any idea when he will be back – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. I've got an idea – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  3. Have I put some idea that you don't like into your head – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. “ A good idea sir – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  5. “ I suppose I had an idea you were a woman – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. “ I give you my word Allardyce that I have no idea – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. It was my idea I wanted to help him – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  8. “ A way you've no idea of – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  9. “ I can see he's got an idea – Plays of Near & Far by Lord Dunsany
  10. It is an idea – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  11. His idea was to have something different – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  12. Like his idea of a son you mean – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  13. Of course I've not the least idea how you get on – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  14. Give up the idea – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  15. “ I am not a man but an idea – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  16. “ I am sure he had not the least idea who you were and no wonder – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  17. Have you any idea where my mother is sir – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  18. Yes that's the idea exactly March said – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  19. “ Is it a dreadful idea – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  20. Then Phyllis had an idea – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman

Rhymes for idea

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  • cia, gaea, ia, leah, lia, bria, chia, jia, dhia;
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  • anamaria;