A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
- I would like to know your opinions on the new systems.
- In my opinion , white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.
- Every man is a fool in some man's opinion .
The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
* 1606 , , I. vii. 32:
- Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. -
- I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people.
(obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
* 1597 , , V. iv. 47:
- Friendship gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend.
- Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion .
(obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
* 1590 , , V. i. 5:
- This gained Agricola much opinion , who enterprises.
The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
(European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible
- Your reasons at / dinner have been sharp and sententious, pleasant / without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious / without impudency, learned without opinion , and / strange without heresy.
* advisory opinion
* be of the opinion
* in my humble opinion/IMHO
* in my opinion
* in one's opinion
* opinion poll
* public opinion
* scientific opinion
* second opinion
(archaic) To have or express as an opinion.
* 1658', But if (as some '''opinion ) King ''Ahasuerus'' were ''Artaxerxes Mnemon'' [...], our magnified ''Cyrus'' was his second Brother — Sir Thomas Browne, ''The Graden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 166)
* (l) (archaic)
Form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.
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, passage=I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts
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* , chapter=5
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts
(uncountable) The process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.
* (Paul Fix)
A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
- The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.
* collect one's thoughts
* gather one's thoughts
* food for thought
* on second thoughts
* perish the thought
* thought leader
* thought shower