- Bible Reference: 1 Kings 18:21
- 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: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H5587 Used 1 time
OPINION, noun opin'yon. [Latin opinio, from opinor, to thing, Gr., Latin suppono.]
1. The judgment which the mind forms of any proposition, statement, theory or event, the truth or falsehood of which is supported by a degree of evidence that renders it probably, but does not produce absolute knowledge or certainty. It has been a received opinion that all matter is comprised in four elements. This opinion is proved by many discoveries to be false. From circumstances we form opinions respecting future events.
OPINION is when the assent of the understanding is so far gained by evidence of probability, that it rather inclines to one persuasion than to another, yet not without a mixture of uncertainty or doubting.
2. The judgment or sentiments which the mind forms of persons or their qualities. We speak of a good opinion a favorable opinion a bad opinion a private opinion and public or general opinion etc.
Friendship gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend.
3. Settled judgment or persuasion; as religious opinions; political opinion
4. Favorable judgment; estimation.
In actions of arms, small matters are of great moment, especially when they serve to raise an opinion of commanders.
However, I have no opinion of these things -
OPIN'ION, verb transitive To think. [Not used.]
Kings influenced by
Joseph of Arimathaea
The parents of the man who was born blind
Rulers, who believed in Jesus, but feared the Pharisees
James and the Christian elders, who required Paul to observe certain rites
Disciples, who urged circumcision
Peter and Barnabas with others
Corrupt yielding to:
In the case of John the Baptist
In the case of Peter
By Peter, concerning Jesus
OPIN'IONATED, adjective Stiff in opinion; firmly or unduly adhering to one's own opinion; obstinate in opinion.
OPIN'IONATELY, adverb Obstinately; conceitedly.
OPIN'IONATIVE, adjective Fond of preconceived notions; unduly attached to one's own opinions.
OPIN'IONATIVELY, adverb With undue fondness for one's own opinions; stubbornly.
OPIN'IONATIVENESS, noun Excessive attachment to one's own opinions; obstinacy in opinion.
OPIN'IONED, adjective Attached to particular opinions; conceited.
OPIN'IONIST, noun One fond of his own notions, or one unduly attached to his own opinions.