- consider used 67 times.
- considered used 16 times.
- Considerest used twice.
- considereth used 9 times.
- considering used 4 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
CONSIDER, verb transitive [Latin , to consider to view attentively, to sit by; to sit. See Sit. The literal sense is, to sit by or close, or to set the mind or the eye to; hence, to view or examine with attention.]
1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.
Know, therefore, this day, and consider it in thy heart. Deuteronomy 4:39.
Hast thou considered my servant Job? Job 1:8.
CONSIDER the lilies of the field how they grow. Matthew 6:28.
2. To view attentively; to observe and examine.
The priest shall consider the leprosy. Leviticus 13:13.
3. To attend to; to relieve.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor. Psalms 41:1.
4. To have regard to; to respect.
Let us consider one another, to provoke to love, and to good words. Hebrews 10:24.
5. To take into view in examination, or into account in estimates.
In adjusting accounts, services, time, and expense ought to be considered.
6. In the imperative, consider is equivalent to, think with care, attend, examine the subject with a view to truth or the consequences of a measure. So we use see, observe, think, attend.
7. To requite; to reward; particularly for gratuitous services.
CONSIDER, verb intransitive
1. To think seriously, maturely or carefully; to reflect.
None considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge or understanding. Isaiah 44:19.
In the day of adversity consider Ecclesiastes 7:13.
2. To deliberate; to turn in the mind; as in the case of a single person; to deliberate or consult, as numbers; sometimes followed by of; as, I will consider your case, or of your case.
The apostles and elders come together to consider of this matter. Acts 15:6.
3. To doubt; to hesitate.
CONSIDERABLE, adjective [See Consider.]
1. That may be considered; that is to be observed, remarked or attended to.
It is considerable that some urns have had inscriptions on them, expressing that the lamps were burning.
[This primary use of the word is obsolescent or very rarely used.]
2. Worthy of consideration; worthy of regard or attention.
Eternity is infinitely the most considerable duration.
As that which is worthy of regard is in some measure important, hence
3. Respectable; deserving of notice; of some distinction; applied to persons.
Men considerable in all worthy professions, eminent in many ways of life.
4. Important; valuable; or moderately large, according to the subject. considerable aid was expected from the allies. A man has a considerable estate in Norfolk. A considerable sum of money was collected. Sometimes followed by to. He thought his aid considerable to him.
CONSIDERABLENESS, noun Some degree of importance, moment or dignity; a degree of value or importance that deserves notice.
The considerableness of things is to be estimated by their usefulness, or by their effects on society.
CONSIDERABLY, adverb In a degree deserving notice; in a degree not trifling, or unimportant.
And Europe still considerably gains both by their good examples and their pains.
CONSIDERANCE, noun Consideration; reflection; sober thought. [Not used. See Consideration.]
CONSIDERATE, adjective [Latin See Consider.]
1. Given to consideration, or to sober reflection; thoughtful; hence, serious; circumspect; careful; discreet; prudent; not hasty or rash; not negligent.
Aeneas is patient, considerate and careful of his people.
2. Having respect to; regardful; as, considerate of praise. [Little used.]
3. Moderate; not rigorous.
CONSIDERATELY, adverb With deliberation; with due consideration; calmly; prudently.
CONSIDERATENESS, noun Prudence; calm deliberation.
CONSIDERATION, noun [Latin See Consider.]
1. The act of considering; mental view; regard; notice.
Let us take into consideration the consequences of a hasty decision.
2. Mature thought; serious deliberation.
Let us think with consideration
3. Contemplation; meditation.
The love you bear to Mopsa hath brought you to the consideration of her virtues.
4. Some degree of importance; claim to notice, or regard; a moderate degree of respectability.
Lucan is an author of consideration among the Latin poets.
5. That which is considered; motive of action; influence; ground of conduct.
He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations, to search an asylum.
6. Reason; that which induces to a determination.
He was moved by the considerations set before him.
7. In law, the reason which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price or motive of a stipulation. In all contracts, each party gives something in exchange for what he receives.
A contract is an agreement, upon sufficient consideration This consideration is express or implied; express, when the thing to be given or done is specified; implied, when no specific consideration is agreed upon, but justice requires it and the law implies it; as when a man labors for another, without stipulating for wages, the law infers that he shall receive a reasonable consideration A good consideration is that of blood, or natural love; a valuable consideration is such as money, marriage, etc. Hence a consideration is an equivalent or recompense; that which is given as of equal estimated value with that which is received.
CONSIDERATIVE, adjective Taking into consideration. [Little used.]
CONSIDERED, participle passive Thought of with care; pondered; viewed attentively; deliberated on; examined.
CONSIDERER, noun A thinker; one who considers; a man of reflection. [Considerator is not in use.]
CONSIDERING, participle present tense Fixing the mind on; meditating on; pondering; viewing with care and attention; deliberating on.
Note. We have a peculiar use of this word, which may be a corruption for considered, or which may be a deviation from analogy by an insensible change in the structure of the phrase. It is not possible for us to act otherwise, considering the weakness of our nature. As a participle, this word must here refer to us, or the sentence cannot be resolved by any rule of English syntax. It should be correct to say, It is not possible for us to act otherwise, the weakness of our nature being considered; or We, considering the weakness of our nature, cannot act otherwise. But the latter phrase is better grammar, than it is sense. We use other participles in like manner; as, Allowing for tare, the weight could not be more than a hundred pounds. These and similar phrases are anomalous. But considering is no more a kind of conjunction, in such phrases, than it is a noun.
CONSIDERING, noun The act of deliberating, or carefully attending to; hesitation; as, many mazed considerings.
CONSIDERINGLY, adverb With consideration or deliberation. Whole Duty of Man.