suggestion-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: thing proposed

Commentary: Something that is suggested or proposed. Can refer to a noun, a verb phrase, or a sentence clause. An idea is directly linked to the word (within that sentence).

Allow me to make a suggestion: stop wearing that ugly tie.
The picnic was my suggestion.
Walking the dog was also my suggestion.
We ordered the boiled beef, which was the waiter's suggestion.
A suggestion that I should take a break would be much appreciated right now.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: proposal

Commentary: SUGGESTION[+event] The act of making a suggestion; a proposal. Can also be an act of persuasion. There is no idea that can be directly linked to the word. Usually general and vague.

I'd like to make a suggestion.
It was a suggestion we couldn't refuse.
At the waiter's suggestion, we ordered the boiled beef.
John's mother was always giving him suggestions about his love life.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: hint or little bit

Commentary: A trace of something, or a just-detectable amount of it; a hint.

There was no suggestion of where the murderer had gone.
The waiter had just a suggestion of an accent.
The first suggestion of trouble was when John put his seatbelt on.
If I'd had any suggestion of what was coming, I would have turned around and gone home.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: hypnosis

Commentary: SUGGESTION[+event] A process by which ideas can be adopted without resistance, or an idea that is adopted in this way. Usually involves hypnosis or some other altered mental state.

I gave him a post-hypnotic suggestion.
Doctor Mesmer has amazing powers of suggestion that turn your mind to putty!
I gave him a post-hypnotic suggestion that he should pay me $200 for a fifty-minute session.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4 6

Sense Number 5: association

Commentary: SUGGESTION[+event] A mental process in which one thought leads to another by association.

I thought of the idea by suggestion.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5