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notion | belive |

As a noun notion

is mental]] apprehension of whatever may be known, [[think|thought, or imagined; idea, concept.

As a verb belive is

(intransitive|obsolete|outside|dialects) to remain, stay.

As an adverb belive is

(obsolete|outside|scotland) quickly, forthwith.



(en noun)
  • Mental]] apprehension of whatever may be known, [[think, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.
  • * (Isaac Newton) (1642-1727)
  • What hath been generally agreed on, I content myself to assume under the notion of principles.
  • * (George Cheyne) (1671-1743)
  • Few agree in their notions about these words.
  • * (Isaac Watts) (1674-1748)
  • That notion of hunger, cold, sound, color, thought, wish, or fear which is in the mind, is called the "idea" of hunger, cold, etc.
  • * (Alexander Hamilton) (ca.1756-1804)
  • Notion , again, signifies either the act of apprehending, signalizing, that is, the remarking or taking note of, the various notes, marks, or characters of an object which its qualities afford, or the result of that act.
  • A sentiment; an opinion.
  • * (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • The extravagant notion they entertain of themselves.
  • * (John Henry Newman) (1801-1890)
  • A perverse will easily collects together a system of notions to justify itself in its obliquity.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=ÔÇťAnthea hasn't a notion in her head but to vamp a lot of silly mugwumps. She's set her heart on that tennis bloke
  • (label) Sense; mind. Shakespeare.
  • (label) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.
  • Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.
  • (label) Inclination; intention; disposition.
  • See also

    * concept * conception * meaning



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) beliven, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * *


  • (intransitive, obsolete, outside, dialects) To remain, stay.
  • * 1900' (original date: '''1483 ), Jacobus (de Voragine), William Caxton, Frederick Startridge Ellis, ''The golden legend, or, Lives of the saints :
  • So there bleveth no more, but I that am servant to the spirit, may lie down and die. In which death I glorify myself, but I am greatly troubled in my mind, that my riches which I had ordained to God be wasted and spent in foul things.
  • (intransitive, obsolete, outside, dialects) To abide, continue.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) belive, .

    Alternative forms



    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Quickly, forthwith.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.v:
  • By that same way the direfull dames doe driue / Their mournefull charet, fild with rusty blood, / And downe to Plutoes house are come biliue [...].
  • Soon, presently, before long; by and by; anon
  • English words prefixed with be-