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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 ?
What to the ostentatious smuggling verbalists are the thoughts of thinkers but Loose-Fish?
I live on the same earth as the majority, I wear the same kind of shoes and sleep in the same kind of bed; but I do not think the same kind of thoughts, and I do not wish to pay for such thinkers as the majority selects.
His words are wisdom to those legislators who contemplate no essential reform in the existing government; but for thinkers, and those who legislate for all tim, he never once glances at the subject.
You philosophers who go searching for the meaning of life, thinkers reading so sadly, and let us hope so wrongly, the riddle of the world--life has but one meaning, the riddle but one answer--which is Love.
Shallow speakers and shallow thinkers in pulpits and on platforms often talk about the world's worship of pleasure, and whine against it.
Against slavery all right thinkers revolt, and though torture be the price of resistance, torture must be dared: though the only road to freedom lie through the gates of death, those gates must be passed; for freedom is indispensable.
Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities - that theory to which the most glorious objects of human research are indebted for the most glorious of illustration.
How he would have liked to confront those two great thinkers, and earnestly appeal to them as fellow-man to fellow-men, and ask them to tell him their method!
What a robust people, what a nation of thinkers we might be, if we would only lay ourselves on the shelf occasionally and renew our edges!
For right here occurred with Jerry a wonderful thing that thinkers of the world have not explained.
All thinkers on general subjects, the greatest minds in the world, in fact, rely on the specialists.
The grim Puritan interest of the whole neighborhood was, of course, on the grave side--against both dancing and novels, as proposed by local loose thinkers and latitudinarians of every degree.