Synonyms for idea

Synonyms for (noun) idea

Synonyms: idea, estimate, estimation, approximation

Definition: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

Usage: an estimate of what it would cost; a rough idea how long it would take

Similar words: figuring, calculation, computation, reckoning

Definition: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities


Synonyms: idea, thought

Definition: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

Usage: it was not a good idea; the thought never entered my mind

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: idea

Definition: a personal view

Usage: he has an idea that we don't like him

Similar words: view, sentiment, opinion, persuasion, thought

Definition: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

Usage: my opinion differs from yours; I am not of your persuasion; what are your thoughts on Haiti?


Synonyms: idea, mind

Definition: your intention; what you intend to do

Usage: he had in mind to see his old teacher; the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

Similar words: design, purpose, aim, intent, intention

Definition: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

Usage: his intent was to provide a new translation; good intentions are not enough; it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs; he made no secret of his designs


Synonyms: theme, melodic theme, idea, musical theme

Definition: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

Usage: the theme is announced in the first measures; the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it

Similar words: line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, air, strain, tune

Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

Usage: she was humming an air from Beethoven