Contemplation (noun)

  1. The action of thinking deeply about something.
  2. The act of meditating on spiritual matters.


Late middle english: from latin contemplatio(n-), from contemplari "observe attentively", from con- "completely" + templum "a place for observing".


  1. He spent the afternoon in quiet contemplation.
  2. She found contemplation to be very helpful in reducing stress.
  3. The sunset was a beautiful scene for contemplation.
  4. The sound of the waterfall was perfect for contemplation and meditation.
  5. The book provided much food for contemplation.
Some random words: purification, silverfish, derogation