1. To seem or appear; used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate. And when he thought thereon, he wept. (mark xiv. 72) He thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? (Luke xii. 17)
To think, in a philosophical use as yet somewhat limited, designates the higher intellectual acts, the acts preeminently rational; to judge; to compare; to reason. Thinking is employed by Hamilton as comprehending all our collective energies. It is defined by Mansel as the act of knowing or judging by means of concepts,by Lotze as the reaction of the mind on the material supplied by external influences. See Thought. To think better]] of. See Better. To think much of, or To think well of, to hold in esteem; to esteem highly.
Origin: OE. Thinken, properly, to seem, from AS. Thyncean (cf. Methinks), but confounded with OE. Thenken to think, fr. AS. Thencean (imp. Thohte); akin to D. Denken, dunken, OS. Thenkian, thunkian, G. Denken, dunken, Icel. Thekkja to perceive, to know, thykkja to seem, Goth. Thagkjan, thaggkjan, to think, thygkjan to think, to seem, OL. Tongere to know. Cf. Thank, Thought.
3. To believe; to consider; to esteem. Nor think superfluous other's aid. (milton) To think much, to esteem a great matter; to grudge. [He] thought not much to clothe his enemies. . To think scorn. To disdain. He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone. . To feel indignation.