What does the word consideration mean?

Usage examples for consideration

  1. " I believe I have to thank your consideration for me for some hours of rest," he said. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. And the gaze of love and longing that the hardware merchant turned upon Amanda Parlow would have amazed those people that believed he had consideration and thought only for business. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  3. Yet, stay, on further consideration I will. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton