From Latin meditatus, past participle of meditari (“to think or reflect upon, consider, design, purpose, intend”), in form as if frequentative of mederi (“to heal, to cure, to remedy”); in sense and in form near to Greek μελετῶ (meletô, “to care for, attend to, study, practise, etc.”)
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- (intransitive) To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon something; to study.
- (intransitive) To sit or lie down and come to a deep rest while still remaining conscious.
- See also Wikisaurus:ponder
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- Noah Webster (1913), “meditate”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “meditate”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911