[kuh n-sid-erd] /kənˈsɪd ərd/
thought about or decided upon with care:
a considered opinion.
regarded with respect or esteem:
a highly considered person.
[kuh n-sid-er] /kənˈsɪd ər/
verb (used with object)
to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on:
He considered the cost before buying the new car.
to regard as or deem to be:
I consider the story improbable.
to think, believe, or suppose:
We consider his reply unsatisfactory.
to bear in mind; make allowance for:
The arrest was justified if you consider his disorderly behavior.
to pay attention to; regard:
He considered the man for some time before speaking to him.
to regard with respect, thoughtfulness, honor, etc.; esteem.
to think about (something that one might do, accept, buy, etc.):
to consider a job in Guatemala.
Obsolete. to view attentively; scrutinize.
Obsolete. to recompense or remunerate.
verb (used without object)
to think deliberately or carefully; reflect.
to view carefully or thoughtfully.
presented or thought out with care: a considered opinion
(qualified by a preceding adverb) esteemed: highly considered
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to think carefully about or ponder on (a problem, decision, etc); contemplate
(may take a clause as object) to judge, deem, or have as an opinion: I consider him a fool
to have regard for; respect: consider your mother’s feelings
to look at; regard: he considered her face
(may take a clause as object) to bear in mind as possible or acceptable: when buying a car consider this make
to describe or discuss: in this programme we consider the traffic problem
(may take a clause as object) to keep in mind and make allowances (for): consider his childhood
late 14c., from Old French considerer (13c.) “reflect on, consider, study,” from Latin considerare “to look at closely, observe,” perhaps literally “to observe the stars,” from com- “with” (see com-) + sidus (genitive sideris) “constellation” (see sidereal).
Perhaps a metaphor from navigation, but more likely reflecting Roman obsession with divination by astrology. Tucker doubts the connection with sidus, however, because it is “quite inapplicable to desiderare,” and suggests derivation instead from the PIE root of English side meaning “stretch, extend,” and a sense for the full word of “survey on all sides” or “dwell long upon.” Related: Considered; considering.
- Considered harmful
Edsger W. Dijkstra’s note in the March 1968 “Communications of the ACM”, “Goto Statement Considered Harmful”, fired the first salvo in the structured programming wars. Amusingly, the ACM considered the resulting acrimony sufficiently harmful that it will (by policy) no longer print an article taking so assertive a position against a coding practice. In the […]
[kuh n-sid-er-ing] /kənˈsɪd ər ɪŋ/ preposition 1. taking into account; in view of: The campaign was a great success, considering the strong opposition. adverb 2. Informal. with all things (used only after the statement it modifies): He paints very well, considering. conjunction 3. taking into consideration that: Considering they are newcomers, they’ve adjusted very well. […]
[kawn-see-lye-re] /ˌkɔn siˈlyɛ rɛ/ noun, plural consiglieri [kawn-see-lye-ree] /ˌkɔn siˈlyɛ ri/ (Show IPA). Italian. 1. a member of a criminal organization or syndicate who serves as an adviser to the leader. /ˌkɒnsɪglɪˈɛərɪ/ noun 1. a trusted adviser, esp in a criminal organization
[koh-noid] /ˈkoʊ nɔɪd/ adjective 1. Also, conoidal. resembling a cone in shape; cone-shaped. noun 2. a geometrical solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about one of its axes. /ˈkəʊnɔɪd/ noun 1. a geometric surface formed by rotating a parabola, ellipse, or hyperbola about one axis adjective 2. conical, cone-shaped