- The definition of mind is the part of someone that thinks, feels and remembers.
- An example of mind is the brain.
- An example of mind is sanity or intelligence.
- Mind is defined as to give attention to something or someone.
An example of mind is to watch one's manners at the dinner table.
- memory; recollection or remembrance: her name slips my mind
- what one thinks; opinion: speak your mind
- that which thinks, perceives, feels, wills, etc.; seat or subject of consciousness
- the thinking and perceiving part of consciousness; intellect or intelligence
- attention; notice
- all of an individual's conscious experiences
- the conscious and the unconscious together as a unit; psyche
- the intellect in its normal state; reason; sanity: to lose one's mind
- a person having intelligence or regarded as an intellect: the great minds of today
- way, state, or direction of thinking and feeling: the reactionary mind
- [M-] in Christian Science, Godin full Divine Mind
- Philos. consciousness and thought as an element in reality
Origin of mindMiddle English mynde from Old English (ge)mynd, memory from Indo-European base an unverified form men-, to think from source Classical Greek menos, spirit, force, Classical Latin mens, mind
- to direct one's mind to; specif.,
- Now Dial. to perceive; observe
- to pay attention to; heed
- to obey
- to attend to; apply oneself to (a task, etc.)
- to tend; take care of; watch over; look after: mind the baby
- to be careful about; watch out for: mind those rickety stairs
- to care about; feel concern about
- to object to; dislike: to mind the cold
- Dial. to remember: sometimes used reflexively
- Dial. to intend; purpose
- Now Chiefly Dial. to remind
- to pay attention; give heed
- to be obedient
- to be careful; watch out
- to care; feel concern
- to object
bear in mind
be in one's right mind
be of one mind
be of two minds
call to mind
- to remember
- to be a reminder ofalso bring to mind
change one's mind
- to change one's opinion
- to change one's intention, purpose, or wish
give someone a piece of one's mind
have a good mind to
have half a mind to
have in mind
- to remember
- to think of
- to intend; purpose
know one's own mind
make up one's mind
meeting of (the) minds
- don't be concerned; it doesn't matter
- don't be concerned about: never mind the cat: she'll be fine here alone
- not to mention: it's cold and dark, never mind the fact that it's raining
on someone's mind
- occupying someone's thoughts
- worrying someone
out of one's mind
- mentally ill; insane
- frantic (with worry, grief, etc.)
put someone in mind of
put one's mind to
set one's mind on
take one's mind off
to one's mind
- The faculty of a human or other animal by which it thinks, perceives, feels, remembers, or desires: studying the relation between the brain and the mind.
- A person of great mental ability: the great minds of the century.
- a. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection: I'll bear the problem in mind.b. A person or group that embodies certain mental qualities: the medical mind; the public mind.c. The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup: the criminal mind.
- a. Opinion or sentiment: He changed his mind when he heard all the facts.b. Desire or inclination: She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert.
- Focus of thought; attention: I can't keep my mind on work.
- A healthy mental state; sanity: losing one's mind.
- Philosophy The principle of intelligence or consciousness regarded as an aspect of reality.
verbmind·ed, mind·ing, minds
- To pay attention to: Mind closely what I tell you.
- To be careful about: Mind the icy sidewalk!
- To heed in order to obey: The children minded their babysitter.
- To take care or charge of; look after: We minded the children while their parents went out. See Synonyms at tend2.
- a. To be concerned or annoyed by; care: They don't mind that their guests are arriving late.b. To object to; dislike: I don't mind doing the chores when I don't feel rushed.
- Regional To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
- a. To become aware of; notice.b. Upper Southern US To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
- To take notice; give heed: The back door tends to slam in the wind, mind.
- To behave obediently: I don't want to go shopping if the children won't mind.
- To be concerned or troubled; care: “Not minding about bad food has become a national obsession” ( Times Literary Supplement )
- To be cautious or careful: You'll slip on the ice if you don't mind.
Origin of mindMiddle English minde from Old English gemynd ; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
- The ability for rational thought.
- Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.
- The ability to be aware of things.
- There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.
- The ability to remember things.
- My mind just went blank.
- The ability to focus the thoughts.
- I can't keep my mind on what I'm doing.
- Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
- He was one of history's greatest minds.
- Judgment, opinion, or view.
- He changed his mind after hearing the speech.
- Desire, inclination, or intention.
- She had a mind to go to Paris.
- A mind to the madness.
- A healthy mental state.
- I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do hereby ...
- You are losing your mind.
- (philosophy) The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.
- The mind is a process of the brain.
(third-person singular simple present minds, present participle minding, simple past and past participle minded)
- (now regional) To remember. [from 14th c.]
- (now rare except in phrases) To concern oneself with, to pay attention to. [from 15th c.]
- You should mind your own business.
- (originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by. [from 16th c.]
- I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.
- (now chiefly North America, Ireland) To pay attention to; to listen attentively to, to obey. [from 16th c.]
- To pay attention to (something); to keep one's mind on.
- To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time. [from 17th c.]
- Would you mind my bag for me?
- (chiefly in imperative) To make sure, to take care (that). [from 17th c.]
- Mind you don't knock that glass over.
- To be careful about. [from 18th c.]
- I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.
From Middle English minde, munde, Èemunde, from Old English mynd, Ä¡emynd (“memory, remembrance; memorial, record; act of commemoration; thought, purpose; consciousness, mind, intellect"), from Proto-Germanic *mundiz, *gamundiz (“memory, remembrance"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÃ©ntis (“thought"), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think"). Cognate with Old High German gimunt (“mind, memory"), Danish minde (“memory"), Icelandic minni (“memory, recall, recollection"), Gothic ðŒ¼ðŒ¿ðŒ½ðŒ³ðƒ (munds, “memory, mind"), Old English myntan (“to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve"), Latin mÄ“ns (“mind, reason"), Albanian mÃ«nd (“mind, reason"). More at mint.