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Definition of 'notion'

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  1. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
       Synonyms: impression feeling belief opinion
  2. a general inclusive concept
  3. an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
       Synonyms: whim whimsy whimsey
  4. (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"

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