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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
myslitel
tænker
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 was the greatest metaphysical genius whom the world has seen; and in him, more than in any other ancient thinker, the germs of future knowledge are contained.
The thinker is the thought, the knower is what is known, the possessor is the things possessed.
From the first arrival of the young ladies in Tipton she had prearranged Dorothea's marriage with Sir James, and if it had taken place would have been quite sure that it was her doing: that it should not take place after she had preconceived it, caused her an irritation which every thinker will sympathize with.
Zarathustra CREATED the most portentous error, MORALITY, consequently he should also be the first to PERCEIVE that error, not only because he has had longer and greater experience of the subject than any other thinker--all history is the experimental refutation of the theory of the so-called moral order of things:--the more important point is that Zarathustra was more truthful than any other 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.
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.
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.
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.
And, after what seemed a very long time indeed to the anxious watchers, the thinker sat up, looked upon his friends with his most whimsical expression, and said:
He was an independent thinker, though not an innovator, a conservative liberal, and was so widely popular because he expressed in frank but reverent fashion the moderately advanced convictions of his time.
Sir," he said, "you are a profound thinker and your plan was sublime.
This unshakable, irrefutable consciousness of freedom, uncontrolled by experiment or argument, recognized by all thinkers and felt by everyone without exception, this consciousness without which no conception of man is possible constitutes the other side of the question.