Hypertext Webster Gateway: "considered"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Consider \Con*sid"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Considered}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Considering}.] [F. consid['e]rer, L. considerare,
-sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con- +
sidus, sideris, star, constellation; orig., therefore, to
look at the stars. See {Sidereal}, and cf. {Desire}.]
1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination;
to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate

I will consider thy testimonies. --Ps. cxix.

Thenceforth to speculations high or deep I turned my
thoughts, and with capacious mind Considered all
things visible. --Milton.

2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it. --Prov.
xxxi. 16.

3. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay
due attention to; to respect.

Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day Was yours
by accident. --Shak.

England could grow into a posture of being more
united at home, and more considered abroad. --Sir W.

4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.

Considered as plays, his works are absurd.

Note: The proper sense of consider is often blended with an
idea of the result of considering; as, ``Blessed is he
that considereth the poor.'' --Ps. xli. 1.; i.e.,
considers with sympathy and pity. ``Which [services] if
I have not enough considered.'' --Shak.; i.e., requited
as the sufficient considering of them would suggest.
``Consider him liberally.'' --J. Hooker.

Syn: To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate
on; contemplate; examine. See {Ponder}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: resulting from careful thought; "the paper was well thought
out" [syn: {reasoned}, {well thought out(p)}]
2: carefully considered; "a considered opinion" [syn: {wise}]

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