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Meaning of MEDITATE

Pronunciation:  'medi`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"

MEDITATE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: chew over, contemplate, excogotate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over
 See Also: bethink, brood, cerebrate, cogitate, consider, dwell, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, think, wonder, worry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Med"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Meditated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Meditating}.] [L. meditatus, p. p. of meditari to
    meditate; cf. Gr. ? to learn, E. mind.]
    To keep the mind in a state of contemplation; to dwell on
    anything in thought; to think seriously; to muse; to
    cogitate; to reflect. --Jer. Taylor.
          In his law doth he meditate day and night. --Ps. i. 2.
  2. \Med"i*tate\, v. t.
    1. To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study.
       ``Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things.''
       --Ecclus. xiv. 20.
    2. To purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in
       the mind; as, to meditate a war.
             I meditate to pass the remainder of life in a state
             of undisturbed repose.                --Washington.
    Syn: To consider; ponder; weigh; revolve; study.
    Usage: To {Meditate}, {Contemplate}, {Intend}. We meditate a
           design when we are looking out or waiting for the
           means of its accomplishment; we contemplate it when
           the means are at hand, and our decision is nearly or
           quite made. To intend is stronger, implying that we
           have decided to act when an opportunity may offer. A
           general meditates an attack upon the enemy; he
           contemplates or intends undertaking it at the earliest
           convenient season.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are meditating, represents self-acceptance and enlightenment. It also suggests that you need to be less judgmental on others and don't be so hard on yourself.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: be abstracted, brood, brood over, cerebrate, chaw, chew over, chew the cud, cogitate, con over, conceive, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, design, devise, digest, envisage, envision, frame, have in mind, have in view, introspect, meditate upon, mull, mull over, muse, muse on, muse over, perpend, plan, play around with, play with, ponder, ponder over, reflect, reflect over, reflect upon, revolve, ruminate, ruminate over, run over, scheme, speculate, study, think, think over, think up, toy with, turn over, weigh