• WordNet 3.6
    • n conceiver someone who creates new things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Cannes Film Festival was conceived in 1938 by two French journalists while they were traveling by train to the Venice Film Festival.
    • n Conceiver One who conceives.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer was conceived by author Robert May in 1939. Two other names he thought of before deciding on Rudolph were Reginald and Rollo.
    • n conceiver One who conceives.
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  • Ernest Renan
    “To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.”
  • Ted Koysis
    Ted Koysis
    “A new idea is like a child. It's easier to conceive than to deliver.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.”
  • Joseph Parker
    Joseph Parker
    “Only Christ could have conceived Christ.”


In literature:

He conceived Helen Rathbone as an extraordinary, an amazing creature.
"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)" by Arnold Bennett
It could not be conceived.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
I could not conceive the reason of his going off in a fright, as every one seemed pleased to see me.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Loyalty and morality were conceived as inseparable.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
The perfection of social intercourse he conceived as a similar succession of radiant intimacies.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
It is easy to conceive how Rousseau's way of ordering himself would gradually estrange so hard a head as this.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
That is because I have not conceivably made any such mistake.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
He conceived that view when he was young, and he did not alter it.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
The new soul in him can conceive nothing less.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Rightly conceived, the interests of the British Empire and the United States in the Far East are one and indivisible.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott

In poetry:

No truth is learned by mere telling,
The mind must conceive and apply;
There is inspiration, knowledge,
In one's own discovery
That lead to efforts and struggles
For a greater mastery.
"The Difference" by Jared Barhite
Though thou wert in Iniquity conceiv'd,
Though thou so very lewd a life hast led,
When thou hast once Christ's covenant receiv'd,
He'll cleanse thy filth, and raise thee from the dead.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
The genius who conceived that magic tale
Was skilled by native pathos to prevail.
His stories, though rough-drawn and framed in haste,
Had that which pleased our homely grandsires' taste.
"Prologue To Faulkener" by Charles Lamb
At five, as well may be believed,
I was a little tough;
For by that then I 'ad conceived
A cravin' for the stuff.
I swiped it from each neighbor's door,
An' roamed the district seekin' more.
"The Demon Milk" by C J Dennis
Yet counting as far as to fifty years,
His virtues and vices were as other men's are;
High hopes he conceived, and he smother'd great fears,
In a life party-colour'd, half pleasure, half care.
"For My Own Monument" by Matthew Prior
"By evolution I was planned,
And marvellously made as you;
And I am led to understand
The selfsame God conceived us two:
Sire, though the coup de grâce you give,
Even a roach has right to live."
"Death Of A Cockroach" by Robert W Service

In news:

He starred in box office hits, conceived the idea for the original United Artists, and brokered lucrative film deals that made Charlie Chaplin famous.
Gov Mitt Romney could conceivably use a variety of gadgets to cheat at tonight's presidential candidate debate, according to Birmingham spy novelist Keith Thomson.
As your constituent and a taxpayer, I believe New Yorkers deserve real tax relief that protects essential services - not an ill-conceived property tax cap that erodes local voter rights and jeopardizes student progress.
Schroeder Endorsement ' Ill-Conceived .
Ill-Conceived Ranking Makes for Unhealthy Debate.
Hilary Duff's Ill-Conceived 'Perfect Man'.
Clearly I Didn't Think This Through: The Story of One Tall Girl's Impulsive , Ill-Conceived, and Borderline Irresponsible Life Decisions.
The ineffective and poorly attended protest at Mulligan's Food and Spirits on Roswell Street in Marietta Sept 22 was conceived in defiance of the First Amendment.
The earthquake-triggered tsunami in Japan last month yielded the type of video footage that Hollywood disaster fiends could ill-conceive even with the best CG systems extant.
Struggled to conceive for a year-and-a-half before making an appointment with an infertility specialist.
Beautifully conceived and prepared small plates blending old-country German inspiration with modern execution.
A new study paints a troubling portrait of children conceived by single mothers who chose insemination .
Christine Eads with her son, Aidan, 8, whom she conceived while wearing an estrogen patch in a clinical trial.
Conceived and directed by Roger Rees.
The company conceives, designs and builds digital experiences for the some of the world's largest organizations.

In science:

The calibration scheme for the conceived scintillator HCAL is based on test bench characterizations and test beam data.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
The other mode was conceived for cosmic rays and beam test studies.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Having two excited atoms in close proxmity the following interatomic electronic decay mechanism is conceivable.
Ultrafast interatomic electronic decay in multiply excited clusters
In extreme cases, checking the admissibility of a user’s edit can, conceivably, require re-verifying of the entire library (for example, imagine changing the the fundamental set-theoretical axioms on which mml rests).
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
It is conceived as an extra step in the framework of the ODD protocol, which represents a first step toward a standardized protocol for the specification of agent-based models.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks