Definitions for: Meditation


[n] continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
[n] contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)



Webster (1913) Definition: Med`i*ta"tion, n. [OE. meditacioun, F.
m['e]ditation, fr. L. meditatio.]
1. The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the
turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious
contemplation; reflection; musing.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my
heart be acceptable in thy sight. --Ps. xix. 14.

2. Thought; -- without regard to kind. [Obs.]

With wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of
love. --Shak.

Synonyms: speculation

See Also: contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness

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