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contemplating, present participle; contemplated, past tense; contemplates, 3rd person singular present; contemplated, past participle;
  1. Look thoughtfully for a long time at
    • - he sat on the carpet contemplating his image in the mirrors
  2. Think about
    • - the results of a trade war are too horrifying to contemplate
  3. Think profoundly and at length; meditate
    • - he sat morosely contemplating
  4. Have in mind as a probable though not certain intention
    • - she was contemplating a gold mining venture

  1. look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel"
  2. consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
  3. study: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
  4. chew over: reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
  5. (contemplation) a long and thoughtful observation
  6. Trance & Acid is Kai Tracid's third artist album, released on 24 February 2003.
  7. The word contemplation comes from the Latin root templum (from Greek temnein: to cut or divide). It means separating something from its environment and enclosing it in a sector. Contemplation is the Latin translation of Greek 'theory' (theoria). ...
  8. (Contemplation (Kafka)) Contemplation, or Meditation (Betrachtung in German) is a sequence of eighteen short stories by Franz Kafka written between 1904 and 1912. Eight of these stories were published under the same title in the bimonthly Hyperion and were Kafka's first publication. ...
  9. To think about something in a concentrated manner or for an extended period of time. To think deeply about something; to ponder or consider; To consider as a possibility
  10. (contemplation) The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study; Holy meditation; The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing
  11. (contemplated) (v.) To contemplate something is to think about it. Lennie is thinking about running away.
  12. (contemplation) A life of prayer and meditation as practised by certain Roman Catholic orders
  13. (contemplation) There is a much quicker way to reunite with God than through any form of contemplation. ...
  14. (Contemplation) (1) Early theological term for mystical experience. (2) Introspective states of absorption.
  15. (Contemplation) (n) The act of exploring an idea in multiple directions to extract its depths. Also known as “discursive meditation”, due to its primarily rational methods, to differentiate it from meditation proper.
  16. (Contemplation) A form of wordless prayer in which mind and heart focus on God's greatness and goodness in affective, loving adoration; to look on Jesus and the mysteries of his life with faith and love.
  17. (Contemplation) A prolonged period of conscious thought about a specific topic
  18. (Contemplation) A type of prayer or meditation in the Christian, especially Catholic, tradition. It is an attempt to experience God directly. ...
  19. (Contemplation) An act of prayer focusing on the loving presence of God within the person.
  20. (Contemplation) In a religious sense it is a type of prayer or meditation. Within Western Christianity it is related to mysticism, and portrayed by the works of authors such as Teresa of Avila, Margery Kempe, Augustine Baker and Thomas Merton. ...
  21. (Contemplation) In a religious sense, the practice of meditation on spiritual matters.
  22. (Contemplation) Members examine themselves. They are individually and collectively self-aware of the world outside themselves, the world inside themselves, and the relationship between the two.
  23. (Contemplation) One of the stages of the Stages of Change behavioral theory; person is aware that a problem exists, is seriously thinking about overcoming it, but has not yet made a commitment to take action.
  24. (Contemplation) current smokers who either were seriously considering quitting within the next six months but answered "NO" to the question "Are you seriously considering quitting within the next 30 days? ...
  25. (Contemplation) to survey with eyes or mind; to regard as possible; to intend