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Noun
/ˈnōSHən/,
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notions, plural;
  1. A conception of or belief about something
    • - children have different notions about the roles of their parents
  2. A vague awareness or understanding of the nature of something
    • - I had no notion of what her words meant
  3. An impulse or desire, esp. one of a whimsical kind
    • - she had a notion to call her friend at work
  4. Items used in sewing, such as buttons, pins, and hooks


  1. impression: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
  2. a general inclusive concept
  3. an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
  4. (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"
  5. In sewing and haberdashery, notions is the collective term for a variety of small objects or accessories. ...
  6. Notion or Notium (Ancient Greek Νότιον, 'southern') was a Greek city-state on the west coast of Anatolia; it is about south of Izmir in modern Turkey, on the Gulf of Kuşadası. ...
  7. A notion in philosophy is a reflection in the mind of real objects and phenomena in their essential features and relations. Notions are usually described in terms of scope and content. ...
  8. Notions make up a highly specialised form of slang used by pupils at Winchester College. An individual slang word or expression is known as a notion. The number of notions officially in use declines each year, with around 200 notions currently included in the official Notions book sent to New Men.
  9. NOTION is a computer software program for music composition and performance created by NOTION Music, a company located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Created for use on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS, NOTION's sample library for playback was recorded at Abbey Road by the London Symphony Orchestra. ...
  10. "Notion" is a song by American rock band Kings of Leon. The song was released as the fourth single (fifth in Australia) from their album, Only by the Night, on June 29, 2009. The song reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for one week in of September 2009.
  11. Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notæ; A sentiment; an opinion; Sense; mind. ...
  12. (Notions) items other than fabrics or patterns that are required to complete a garment.
  13. (notions) items, such as thread, needles, buttons, zippers, that are useful or necessary in sewing.
  14. (NOTIONS) All the items needed to make a project other than the fabric.
  15. (Notions) Every commercial sewing pattern will have a list of the notions needed to finish the project. These can include buttons, zippers, hooks or anything other than fabric and thread. These products will add the finishing touches to your work.
  16. (Notions) Sewing supplies needed to complete an item.
  17. (Notions) Why do they call needles, and pins, and other sewing paraphernalia notions?
  18. (Notions) all those little things that mean so much when embarking on a sewing project. Think zips, thread, elastic, interfacing, buttons, hooks and eyes, ribbon and binding. Sometimes overlooked when purchasing the fabric, but all very essential for the end result to be perfect.
  19. (Notions) items used for help quilters sew eg pins, scissors, templates etc
  20. (Notions) refers to all the small sewing supplies such as pins, scissors, rulers, seam ripper, and so on.
  21. 1) any approach to religious matters not based on first-hand spiritual experience. 2) a leading that didn't turn into a concern, someone else's concern that isn't important to you, or any religious and spiritual practice that you don't feel is relevant. ...
  22. Friends speak of Christianity not being a "notion" but "a Way." Notion is a negative term for something considered worldy and human-made, not part of God's plan, a creation of the mind that the mind engages with and gives importance, but which has no part in God's plan. ...
  23. A term used for any item used for sewing other than the fabric and the machine.
  24. A somewhat derisive term applied to an idea or belief that has no importance to the speaker, such as a theological concept with no apparent worldly consequences. ...
  25. n.  ~ idea or belief; concept