Definition of "notion" []

  • A belief or opinion. (noun)
  • A mental image or representation; an idea or conception. (noun)
  • A fanciful impulse; a whim. See Synonyms at idea. (noun)
  • Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread. (noun)
  • A vague idea; impression (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An idea, concept, or opinion (noun)
  • An inclination or whim (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "notion" in a sentence
  • "Of course, phrased that broadly, the notion is absurd."
  • "For the willfully, viciously stupid carrion feeders that comprise the backbone of Reichwing religionists, such a notion is as alien as Jesus caring for the poor."
  • "James Ponsoldt: This notion is at the core of Killer of Sheep: what it means to be an adult, and how children learn and internalize grown-up behavior and responsibilities through lectures, through tears, but mostly by silently observing, peeking around corners, usually unbeknownst to their parents."