Synonyms for idea
- believed abstraction
Antonyms for idea
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IDEA
The other idea was absurd—too wild for serious consideration.
To solve their problem the engineers borrowed an idea from the Sumerians.
And yet the idea cleaves to me strangely, and is liable to stick to my shroud.
She disliked the idea of meeting Evelyn in the dean's office.
He might plant two shots before there was a return; he let the idea slip away from him.
Neither will it satisfy me to have her exist merely in idea.
When they were sitting at the door in the semidusk, he reverted to the idea.
I have no idea that he will ever acquire the reputation of a great statesman.
And then, like a light, an idea dawned in the face of the child.
Through what medium can the idea of servitude enter their minds?
late 14c., "archetype of a thing in the mind of God; Platonic `idea,'" from Latin idea "idea," and in Platonic philosophy "archetype," from Greek idea "ideal prototype," literally "the look of a thing (as opposed to the reality); form; kind, sort, nature," from idein "to see," from PIE *wid-es-ya-, suffixed form of root *weid- "to see" (see vision). Sense of "result of thinking" first recorded 1640s.
Idée fixe (1836) is from French, literally "fixed idea."