There are 2 definitions of thought in English:

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noun

  • 3 [mass noun] The formation of opinions, especially as a philosophy or system of ideas, or the opinions so formed: the freedom of thought and action the traditions of Western thought
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    • It is a set of ideas, a body of thought, a system of norms, which has been arranged by certain people at a particular time and place.
    • No one could possibly argue that freedom of opinion, thought and judgment could be expressed in illegal acts.
    • His system of thought had a profound influence on Christian theology and Western philosophy.

Phrases

don't give it another thought

informal Used to tell someone not to worry when they have apologized for something: ‘I don’t like to feel I let you down, Jane.’ ‘You didn’t let me down. Please don’t give it another thought.’

it's the thought that counts

informal Used to indicate that it is the kindness behind an act that matters, however imperfect or insignificant the act may be: when people give you things that you don’t want, you must remember that it’s the thought that counts
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  • It does not matter what the price may be, it's the thought that counts.
  • It's just that I'm keenly aware that it's the thought that counts.
  • A very nice lady who shared my outrage promised to buy me a drink - an easy promise to make on an anonymous message board, but it's the thought that counts.

a second thought

[with negative] More than the slightest consideration: the admiral dismissed the rumour without a second thought
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  • I would hope that when the council cabinet meets to consider this, they turn it down without a second thought.
  • Without a second thought, you'd probably compress the file and send it off.
  • My sister was left without this money, the weekend before Christmas, without a second thought.

take thought

dated Reflect or consider: he halted for a while to take thought
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  • Nevertheless Joe always lived for the day and never took thought of tomorrow and he could say at the end of his days which ended in poverty, that he had no regrets.
  • The English have a certain power of acting without taking thought.
  • This he does by studying the whole situation, seeing the relation of his community to others, getting light on the present problems from past experiences, and taking thought not only for the immediate present but for the future.

that's a thought!

informal Used to express approval of a comment or suggestion: ‘Why don’t we let that tub fill up with rainwater?’ ‘That’s a thought!’

Origin

Old English thōht, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gedachte, also to think.

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There are 2 definitions of thought in English:

thought2

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Pronunciation: /θɔːt
 
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  • past and past participle of think.

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