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1. idea

noun. ['aɪˈdiːə'] the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • generalisation
  • cogitation
  • keynote
  • reaction
  • concept
  • generality
  • plan
  • theme
  • misconception
  • theorem
  • ideal
  • suggestion
  • burden
  • program
  • belief
  • kink
  • cognitive content
  • programme
  • generalization
  • whimsy
  • meaning
  • motif
  • impression
  • whimsey
  • mental object
  • notion
  • substance
  • content
  • thought
  • conception
  • idealization
  • idealisation
  • inspiration
  • preoccupation
  • construct
  • figment
  • opinion

Antonyms

  • misconception
  • hope
  • pleasure
  • gravity

Etymology

  • idea (Latin)
  • ἰδέα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Idea

  • diego-garcia
  • onomatopeia
  • st_lucia
  • alislamiyya
  • tanzania
  • santa-maria
  • dulcinea
  • bramalea
  • bengoechea
  • anamaria
  • timothea
  • rosalia
  • pizzeria
  • papaleo
  • panacea
  • nicosia
  • minebea
  • machinea
  • killilea
  • galatea
  • eritrea
  • dorothea
  • cananea
  • tortilla
  • samaria
  • hialeah
  • gonorrhea
  • gensia
  • geagea
  • garcia

How do you pronounce idea?

Pronounce idea as aɪˈdiə.

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How do you spell idea? Is it idae ?

A common misspelling of idea is idae

Sentences with idea


1. Noun, singular or mass
One idea is to plan a scavenger hunt.

Quotes about idea


1. Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

2. Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
- Ray Bradbury

3. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
- Swami Vivekananda

2. idea

noun. ['aɪˈdiːə'] your intention; what you intend to do.

Synonyms

  • design
  • intention
  • mind
  • purpose
  • intent

Antonyms

  • fear
  • happiness
  • levity
  • agitation

Etymology

  • idea (Latin)
  • ἰδέα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. idea

noun. ['aɪˈdiːə'] an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth.

Synonyms

  • guess
  • overreckoning
  • reckoning
  • credit
  • overrating
  • estimate
  • calculation
  • computation
  • scalage
  • overestimate
  • approximation
  • estimation
  • underreckoning
  • credit rating
  • guesstimate
  • overestimation
  • shot
  • underrating
  • guestimate
  • dead reckoning
  • guessing
  • guesswork
  • underestimation
  • figuring

Antonyms

  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness
  • concern

Etymology

  • idea (Latin)
  • ἰδέα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. idea

noun. ['aɪˈdiːə'] a personal view.

Synonyms

  • view
  • sentiment
  • persuasion
  • opinion

Antonyms

  • pride
  • gratitude
  • ingratitude
  • despair

Etymology

  • idea (Latin)
  • ἰδέα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. idea

noun. ['aɪˈdiːə'] (music) melodic subject of a musical composition.

Synonyms

  • melody
  • variation
  • statement
  • musical theme
  • tune
  • motif
  • theme
  • air
  • melodic line
  • line
  • strain
  • melodic phrase
  • motive

Antonyms

  • specific
  • individuality
  • nonspecific
  • general

Etymology

  • idea (Latin)
  • ἰδέα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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