Pronunciation of Idea
/a͡ɪdˈi͡ə/, /a‍ɪdˈi‍ə/, /aɪ_d_ˈiə/

Synonyms for idea:

Sense 1

ideal, stereotype, siege mentality, flavor, wishful thinking, deduction, reference point, eccentricity, commitment, meeting ground, bandwagon, hint, illusion, reverie, doublethink, brainwave, suggestion, echo, message, old wives' tale, superstructure, construct, universal, schema, fallacy, thread, line, delusion, shibboleth, nostrum, daydream.

Sense 2

interpretation, orthodoxy, layout, project, sense, intuition, appearance, game plan, idealism, projection, pillar, conclusion, abstraction.

Sense 3

reason, purport, Significancy, flash, tradition.

Sense 4

significance, picture.

Sense 5


Sense 10






Sense 1 (noun)

commitment, impression, construct.

Sense 2 (noun)


Sense 3 (noun)

way, feeling.

Sense 4 (noun)

intuition, hunch.

Sense 5 (noun)

layout, project, game plan, schema.

Sense 6 (noun)

purport, significance, meaning, Significancy.

belief (noun)

dogma, postulate, philosophy, thought, view, faith, conviction, creed, doctrine, trust, tenet, credence, certitude.

caprice (noun)


cognition (noun)

thought, mind.

hint (noun)


idea (noun)

inspiration, thought, perception, estimate, observation, notion, ideation, reflection, image, brainstorm, theory, musical theme, inkling, mind, melodic theme, estimation, approximation, theme.

imagination (noun)

dream, supposition, fantasy, thinking, creativity, contemplation, brainchild, creation, Daydreams, imagination, Dreams, vision.

intention (noun)

forecast, agenda, intention, forethought, schedule, calculation, wish, prospectus, strategy, object, choice, procedure, aim, plan, expectation, will, scenario, approach, policy, ambition, scheme, consideration, endeavor, goal, proposal.

intuition (noun)


meaning (noun)

meaning, sense, purport.

plan (noun)

conception, design, contrivance, invention, chart, arrangement, anticipation, blueprint, premeditation, coordination, proposition, plot.

something understood, planned, or (noun)

estimate, brainstorm, object, hypothesis, interpretation, sense, theory, meaning, notion, design, purpose, flash, view, scheme, opinion, aim, conviction, plan, impression, doctrine, conclusion, concept, suggestion, hint, intention, approximation, reason, perception, inkling, thought, judgment, significance, feeling, belief, conception, fancy, end.

thinking (noun)


thought (noun)


topic (noun)

inference, problem, conjecture, basis, assertion, topic, hypothesis, contention, postulation, issue, theorem, text, matter, presumption, position, assumption, motif, statement, paradigm, dissertation, argument, question, thesis, principle, exposition, subject, essay, query, opinion, premise, belief, axiom, concept, point, theme.

hint (verb)


means (verb)


Usage examples for idea:

  • " It is a very pretty idea, and I like it. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  • Have you really a good idea of where we are? - "Lost in the Fog", James De Mille.
  • I could not then understand why it was Morgan spoke as if this might be his last opportunity to desert from the British lines; but all of us soon came to have a very good idea as to the reason, when he explained what had happened. - "The Minute Boys of York Town", James Otis.

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