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think·er

 (thĭng′kər)
n.
1. One who devotes much time to thought or meditation.
2. One who thinks or reasons in a certain way: a careful thinker.

think•er

(ˈθɪŋ kər)

n.
1. a person who thinks, esp. in a specified way or manner: a quick thinker.
2. a person who has a well-developed faculty for thinking: the great thinkers.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thinker - an important intellectualthinker - an important intellectual; "the great minds of the 17th century"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
2.thinker - someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
brainworker, brain-worker - someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems
classifier - a person who creates classifications
divergent thinker - a thinker who moves away from the problem as stated and often has novel ideas and solutions
excogitator - a thinker who considers carefully and thoroughly
muser, ponderer, ruminator, muller - a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
arranger, organizer, organiser - a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise; "she was the organizer of the meeting"
philosophiser, philosophizer - someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
convergent thinker, problem solver, solver - a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
ratiocinator, reasoner - someone who reasons logically
rocket scientist - a clever thinker; "you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out"
speculator - someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts

thinker

noun philosopher, intellect (informal), wise man, sage, brain (informal), theorist, mastermind, mahatma some of the world's greatest thinkers

thinker

noun
1. A person who seeks reason and truth by thinking and meditation:
2. A person of great mental ability:
Translations
مفكرمُفَكِّر
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hugsuîur
mysliteľ

thinker

[ˈθɪŋkəʳ] Npensador(a) m/f

thinker

[ˈθɪŋkər] npenseur/euse m/f

thinker

nDenker(in) m(f)

thinker

[ˈθɪŋkəʳ] npensatore/trice

think

(θiŋk) past tense, past participle thought (θoːt) verb
1. (often with about) to have or form ideas in one's mind. Can babies think?; I was thinking about my mother.
2. to have or form opinions in one's mind; to believe. He thinks (that) the world is flat; What do you think of his poem?; What do you think about his suggestion?; He thought me very stupid.
3. to intend or plan (to do something), usually without making a final decision. I must think what to do; I was thinking of/about going to London next week.
4. to imagine or expect. I never thought to see you again; Little did he think that I would be there as well.
noun
the act of thinking. Go and have a think about it.
ˈthinker noun
a person who thinks, especially deeply and constructively. He's one of the world's great thinkers.
-thought-out
planned. a well-thought-out campaign.
think better of
1. to think again and decide not to; to reconsider. He was going to ask for more money, but he thought better of it.
2. to think that (someone) could not be so bad etc. I thought better of you than to suppose you would do that.
think highly/well/badly etc of
to have a good, or bad, opinion of. She thought highly of him and his poetry.
think little of / not think much of
to have a very low opinion of. He didn't think much of what I had done; He thought little of my work.
think of
1. to remember to do (something); to keep in one's mind; to consider. You always think of everything!; Have you thought of the cost involved?
2. to remember. I couldn't think of her name when I met her at the party.
3. (with would, ~should, ~not, ~never etc) to be willing to do (something). I would never think of being rude to her; He couldn't think of leaving her.
think out
to plan; to work out in the mind. He thought out the whole operation.
think over
to think carefully about; to consider all aspects of (an action, decision etc). He thought it over, and decided not to go.
think twice (often with about)
to hesitate before doing (something); to decide not to do (something one was intending to do). I would think twice about going, if I were you.
think up
to invent; to devise. He thought up a new process.
think the world of
to be very fond of. He thinks the world of his wife.
References in classic literature ?
He considered himself a thinker, and was certainly of a thoughtful turn, but, with his own path to discover, had perhaps hardly yet reached the point where an educated man begins to think.
What It thinks, that It utters; and what It utters, that It hears; and It itself is Thinker, Utterer, Hearer, Thought, Word, Audition; it is the One, and yet the All in All.
Sir," he said, "you are a profound thinker and your plan was sublime.
To the thinker, the most tragic fact in the whole of the French Revolution is not that Marie Antoinette was killed for being a queen, but that the starved peasant of the Vendee voluntarily went out to die for the hideous cause of feudalism.
But he seems to put away the objective side of his life, and to shut himself up in this cold north as a cloistered thinker.
It would appear as if all the cries of the cardinal, and all the attacks of death upon this representative of the past, were stimulants for the genius of this thinker with the bushy eyebrows, who was turning already towards the rising sun of a regenerated society.
Men who had only known the quiet thinker and logician of Baker Street would have failed to recognise him.
He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker.
By the paradox already noted, articles of valuable intelligence and enthusiasm were presented with headlines apparently written by an illiterate maniac, headlines such as "Darwin Chews Dirt; Critic Boulnois says He Jumps the Shocks"--or "Keep Catastrophic, says Thinker Boulnois.
George came to the surface some yards from the overturned boat, and, looking round for Mr Mifflin, discovered that great thinker treading water a few feet away.
Psychologists tell me that, as the subconscious does not reason, too close a scrutiny of my mental activities might prove anything but flattering; but be that as it may, I have often won success while the thinker would have been still at the endless task of comparing various judgments.
He threw himself, therefore, into the love for his little Jehan with the passion of a character already profound, ardent, concentrated; that poor frail creature, pretty, fair- haired, rosy, and curly,--that orphan with another orphan for his only support, touched him to the bottom of his heart; and grave thinker as he was, he set to meditating upon Jehan with an infinite compassion.