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no·tion

 (nō′shən)
n.
1. A belief or opinion: had an old-fashioned notion of what qualities were most important in a mate.
2. A mental image; an idea or conception: Do you have any notion of what I'm referring to? See Synonyms at idea.
3. An impulse or whim: I suddenly had the notion of walking by the river.
4. notions Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.

[Middle English nocioun, concept, from Latin nōtiō, nōtiōn-, from nōtus, known, past participle of nōscere, to get to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

notions

(ˈnəʊʃənz)
pl n
(Knitting & Sewing) chiefly US and Canadian pins, cotton, ribbon, and similar wares used for sewing; haberdashery
Translations

notions

[ˈnəʊʃənz] npl (US) (= haberdashery) → mercerie f
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Well, I don't know that fifty is much for a dress, with all the furbelows and notions you have to have to finish it off these days.
The old writer, like all of the people in the world, had got, during his long fife, a great many notions in his head.
Your notions are those of a gentleman, Major Heyward, and well enough in their place.
These are new notions," said the old gentlewoman, shaking her head.
There was Queequeg, now, certainly entertaining the most absurd notions about Yojo and his Ramadan; --but what of that?
Now, I've been laughed at for my notions, sir, and I've been talked to.
I wonder that about this time, or say between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, too late for the morning papers and too early for the evening ones, there is not a general explosion heard up and down the street, scattering a legion of antiquated and house-bred notions and whims to the four winds for an airing-and so the evil cure itself.
And according to your notions, what year is it now?
Judge Driscoll could be a freethinker and still hold his place in society because he was the person of most consequence to the community, and therefore could venture to go his own way and follow out his own notions.
If his notions of hidden treasure had been analyzed, they would have been found to consist of a handful of real dimes and a bushel of vague, splen- did, ungraspable dollars.
Where on earth do you get your notions, borrowing a baby for Sunday
During these leisure times, those old notions about freedom would steal over me again.