Associations to the word «Notion»


NOTION, noun. Mental apprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.
NOTION, noun. A sentiment; an opinion.
NOTION, noun. (obsolete) Sense; mind. Shakespeare.
NOTION, noun. (colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.
NOTION, noun. Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.
NOTION, noun. (colloquial) Inclination; intention; disposition.

Dictionary definition

NOTION, noun. A vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying".
NOTION, noun. A general inclusive concept.
NOTION, noun. An odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it".
NOTION, noun. (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions".

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