[koj-i-tey-tiv] /ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
given to meditation; thoughtful:
The leaders sat in cogitative silence.
capable of thinking
late 15c., from Old French cogitatif (14c.), from Medieval Latin cogitativus, from Latin cogitare (see cogitation).
[koj-i-teyt] /ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used without object), cogitated, cogitating. 1. to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem. verb (used with object), cogitated, cogitating. 2. to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme. /ˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder v. late 16c., from Latin cogitatus, past participle […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a locomotive designed for operation on a rack railway.
[kohn-yak, kon-; French kaw-nyak] /ˈkoʊn yæk, ˈkɒn-; French kɔˈnyak/ noun 1. (often initial capital letter) the brandy distilled in and shipped from the legally delimited area surrounding the town of Cognac, in W central France. 2. any French brandy. 3. any good brandy. /ˈkɒnjæk; French kɔɲak/ noun 1. a town in SW France: centre of […]
[kog-neyt] /ˈkɒg neɪt/ adjective 1. related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc. 2. Linguistics. descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish. 3. allied or similar in nature or quality. noun 4. a person or thing cognate with another. 5. a cognate word: The English word cold […]