|1.||[ noun ] the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about|
"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"
|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|
"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|