intr.v. Past tense me·thought (-thôt′) Archaic
It seems to me.

[Middle English me thinkes, from Old English mē thyncth : , to me; see me + thyncth, it seems; see tong- in Indo-European roots.]


(mɪˈθɪŋks) or


vb, past methought
(tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me



v. impers.; pt. me•thought (mɪˈθɔt)
Archaic. it seems to me.
[before 900]
me dunkt


[miˈθɪnks] ADV (archaic) → a mi parecer, a mi entender


pret <methought>
vi impers (obs)mich deucht (obs), → mir or mich dünkt (old)
References in classic literature ?
Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death.
Methinks a good loaf of white bread, with a piece of snow-white cheese, washed down with a draught of humming ale, were a feast for a king.
Then give him six pennies, Little John," quoth Robin, "for methinks food for three men will about fit my need.
Truly," quoth he, after a time, "I think yon fellow is a certain young miller I have seen now and then around the edge of Sherwood; a poor wight, methinks, to spoil a good song about.
Methinks, too, from the stink, they must have been Roman swineherd who habited this sty with their herds, an' I venture that thou, old sow, hast never touched broom to the place for fear of disturbing the ancient relics of thy kin.
Right you sound, old mole," said De Vac, smiling, "would that I might learn to reason by your wondrous logic; methinks it might stand me in good stead before I be much older.
said the knight, "our good merchant of Southampton hath not played us false, for methinks I can see our ship down yonder.
It is as well," remarked Terlake; "for methinks, my fair lord, that we are not the only ones who are waiting a passage to Gascony.
But methinks that we are very welcome here, for already they come forth to meet us.
Should he reach destination methinks I shall have rendered some service to Your Excellency, as from many parts I am urged to send him off, so as to dispel the loathing and disgust caused by another Don Quixote who, under the name of Second Part, has run masquerading through the whole world.
Methinks I have seen just such figures when the sun has been shining through a richly painted window, and tracing out the golden and crimson images across the floor.
And may she feel, too -- what, methinks, is the very truth -- that this boon was meant, above all things else, to keep the mother's soul alive, and to preserve her from blacker depths of sin into which Satan might else have sought to plunge her