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Thaught vs. Thought: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 23, 2023
The incorrect spelling "Thaught" is often mistaken for the correct spelling "Thought," which refers to an idea or mental impression.

Which is correct: Thaught or Thought

How to spell Thought?

Thaught is Incorrect

Thought is Correct

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Key Differences

To remember that "Thought" is correct, consider its connection to "think," which doesn't have an 'a' after 'th.'
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Visualize the word "thought" and note that it doesn't have an 'a' after the 'th,' unlike "Thaught."
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You can also think of the phrase "food for thought" to recall the correct spelling.
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Another way to remember is that "Thought" rhymes with "bought," and both have the 'ough' spelling.
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Thought Definitions

Thought is an idea or concept produced by mental activity.
She had a profound thought about human nature.
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Thought can be a consideration or attention toward something.
He didn't give any thought to the consequences.
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Thought refers to the action or process of thinking.
Deep thought is required to solve this problem.
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Thought is a specific intention or expectation.
She went to the meeting with the thought of speaking her mind.
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Thought can mean a reflection or contemplation.
Upon further thought, she decided not to go.
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Past tense and past participle of think.
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The process of thinking; cogitation
Sitting deep in thought at the computer.
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A product of thinking or other mental activity
What are your thoughts on this matter?.
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The faculty of thinking or reasoning
Why not use thought instead of emotion to solve the problem?.
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The intellectual activity or production of a particular time or group
Ancient Greek thought.
Deconstructionist thought.
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Consideration; attention
Didn't give much thought to what she said.
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Intention; purpose
My thought is to live in a house on a lake.
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Expectation or conception
She had no thought that anything was wrong.
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(countable) Representation created in the mind without the use of one's faculties of vision, sound, smell, touch, or taste; an instance of thinking.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
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(uncountable) The operation by which mental activity arise or are manipulated; the process of thinking; the agency by which thinking is accomplished.
Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.
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(uncountable) A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
Traditional eastern thought differs markedly from that of the west.
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Anxiety, distress.
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(uncountable) The careful consideration of multiple factors; deliberation.
After much thought, I have decided to stay.
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A very small amount, distance, etc.; a whit or jot.
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Simple past tense and past participle of think
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The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.
Thought can not be superadded to matter, so as in any sense to render it true that matter can become cogitative.
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Meditation; serious consideration.
Pride, of all others the most dangerous fault,Proceeds from want of sense or want of thought.
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That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention.
Thus Bethel spoke, who always speaks his thought.
Why do you keep alone, . . . Using those thoughts which should indeed have diedWith them they think on?
Thoughts come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or to reject.
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
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Solicitude; anxious care; concern.
Hawis was put in trouble, and died with thought and anguish before his business came to an end.
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink.
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A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better.
If the hair were a thought browner.
This [faculty], to which I gave the name of the "elaborative faculty," - the faculty of relations or comparison, - constitutes what is properly denominated thought.
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The content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about;
It was not a good idea
The thought never entered my mind
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The process of thinking (especially thinking carefully);
Thinking always made him frown
She paused for thought
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The organized beliefs of a period or group or individual;
19th century thought
Darwinian thought
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A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty;
My opinion differs from yours
What are your thoughts on Haiti?
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FAQs

What is the verb form of Thought?

The verb form is "think."
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Why is it called Thought?

It's called "thought" because it refers to an idea or mental impression.
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What is the pronunciation of Thought?

The pronunciation is /θɔt/.
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What is the root word of Thought?

The root word is the Old English "þōht."
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What is the singular form of Thought?

The singular form is "thought."
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Which conjunction is used with Thought?

Any conjunction can be used, such as "and," "but," or "or."
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Which vowel is used before Thought?

The vowel "o" is used before "thought."
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What is the plural form of Thought?

The plural form is "thoughts."
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Is Thought a vowel or consonant?

Thought is neither; it's a noun.
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Which preposition is used with Thought?

Prepositions like "of," "about," and "on" can be used with "thought."
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Is the word Thought imperative?

No, thought is not an imperative word; it's a noun.
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How do we divide Thought into syllables?

Thought is a one-syllable word; it's not divided.
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What is a stressed syllable in Thought?

Since thought is a one-syllable word, the entire word is stressed.
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Which determiner is used with Thought?

Determiners like "this," "that," "some," or "any" can be used with "thought."
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What is the first form of Thought?

The first form of the verb is "think."
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What is the second form of Thought?

The second form of the verb is "thought."
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Is Thought an abstract noun?

Yes, thought is an abstract noun.
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Is Thought a negative or positive word?

Thought is a neutral word; it can be either positive or negative based on context.
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What part of speech is Thought?

Thought is primarily a noun.
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What is another term for Thought?

Another term for thought could be "idea" or "concept."
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What is the opposite of Thought?

The opposite could be "thoughtlessness" or "inattention."
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Is Thought a countable noun?

Yes, thought is a countable noun; you can have multiple "thoughts."
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How many syllables are in Thought?

There is one syllable in "thought."
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How is Thought used in a sentence?

Thought is used as a noun, e.g., "She had a random thought about the future."
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Is Thought a collective noun?

No, thought is not a collective noun.
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Is the Thought term a metaphor?

No, thought is not generally considered a metaphor.
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What is the third form of Thought?

The third form of the verb is "thought."
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Which article is used with Thought?

The articles "a," "an," and "the" can be used with "thought."
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Is Thought a noun or adjective?

Thought is primarily a noun.
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Is Thought an adverb?

No, thought is not an adverb.
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