English noun: idea
|1.||idea (cognition) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about|
|Samples||It was not a good idea.|
The thought never entered my mind.
|Broader (hypernym)||cognitive content, content, mental object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||belief, burden, cogitation, concept, conception, construct, feeling, figment, generalisation, generality, generalization, ideal, idealisation, idealization, impression, inspiration, keynote, kink, meaning, misconception, motif, notion, notion, opinion, plan, preoccupation, program, programme, reaction, substance, suggestion, theme, theorem, whim, whimsey, whimsy|
|2.||idea (cognition) your intention; what you intend to do|
|Samples||He had in mind to see his old teacher.|
The idea of the game is to capture all the pieces.
|Broader (hypernym)||aim, design, intent, intention, purpose|
|3.||idea (cognition) a personal view|
|Samples||He has an idea that we don't like him.|
|Broader (hypernym)||opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view|
|4.||idea (cognition) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth|
|Samples||An estimate of what it would cost.|
A rough idea how long it would take.
|Synonyms||approximation, estimate, estimation|
|Broader (hypernym)||calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning|
|Narrower (hyponym)||credit, credit rating, dead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesstimate, guesswork, guestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, scalage, shot, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning|
|5.||idea (communication) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition|
|Samples||The theme is announced in the first measures.|
The accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it.
|Synonyms||melodic theme, musical theme, theme|
|Broader (hypernym)||air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune|
|Narrower (hyponym)||motif, motive, statement, variation|