Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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Idea (Page: 725)
I*de"a (?), n.;
Her sweet idea wandered through his thoughts. Fairfax.
Being the right idea of your father Both in your form and nobleness of mind. Shak.
This representation or likeness of the object being transmitted from thence [the senses] to the imagination, and lodged there for the view and observation of the pure intellect, is aptly and properly called its idea. P. Browne.
Alice had not the slightest idea what latitude was. L. Caroll.
Whatsoever the mind perceives in itself, or as the immediate object of perception, thought, or undersanding, that I call idea. Locke.
That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one. Johnson.
What is now idea" for us? How infinite the fall of this word, since the time where Milton sang of the Creator contemplating his newly-created world, - how it showed . . . Answering his great idea," - to its present use, when this person has an idea that the train has started," and the other had no idea that the dinner would be so bad!" Trench.
I shortly afterwards set off for that capital, with an idea of undertaking while there the translation of the work. W. Irving.
Thence to behold this new-created world, The addition of his empire, how it showed In prospect from his throne, how good, how fair, Answering his great idea. Milton.&hand; In England, Locke may be said to have been the first who naturalized the term in its Cartesian universality. When, in common language, employed by Milton and Dryden, after Descartes, as before him by Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Hooker, etc., the meaning is Platonic." Sir W. Hamilton.