• Something conceived in the mind; an idea, a thought.
  • The faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension.
  • Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
  • Opinion, (neutral) judgment.
  • Esteem, favourable opinion.
  • A novel or fanciful idea; a whim.
  • An ingenious expression or metaphorical idea, especially in extended form or used as a literary or rhetorical device.
  • Overly high self-esteem; vain pride; hubris.
  • Design; pattern.



  • From Middle English conceyte, formed from conceyven by analogy with pairs such as (Modern English) deceive~deceit, receive~receipt etc. concept, and concetto.

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