What does the word theory mean?

Usage examples for theory

  1. It is only a theory built upon a man's character. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. They know, that, to enjoy this consolation, men must believe their religion upon some principle or other, whether of education, habit, theory, or authority. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. You, who have feeling, what is your theory when you weep?" – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009