Mind definition

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The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.
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A person of great mental ability.

The great minds of the century.

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To pay attention to.

Mind closely what I tell you.

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To take care or charge of; look after.

We minded the children while their parents went out.

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The ability for rational thought.

Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.

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The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines.

Studying the relation between the brain and the mind.

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A person or group that embodies certain mental qualities.

The medical mind; the public mind.

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Desire or inclination.

She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert.

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What one thinks; opinion.

Speak your mind.

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Way, state, or direction of thinking and feeling.

The reactionary mind.

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That which thinks, perceives, feels, wills, etc.; seat or subject of consciousness.
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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.

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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.

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Focus of thought; attention.

I can't keep my mind on work.

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A healthy mental state; sanity.

Losing one's mind.

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Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection.

I'll bear the problem in mind.

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The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup.

The criminal mind.

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Opinion or sentiment.

He changed his mind when he heard all the facts.

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To be concerned or annoyed by; care.

They don't mind that their guests are arriving late.

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To object to; dislike.

I don't mind doing the chores when I don't feel rushed.

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To become aware of; notice.
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(upper southern us) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
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To take notice; give heed.

The back door tends to slam in the wind, mind.

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To behave obediently.

I don't want to go shopping if the children won't mind.

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To be concerned or troubled; care.
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To be cautious or careful.

You'll slip on the ice if you don't mind.

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Memory; recollection or remembrance.

Her name slips my mind.

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The intellect in its normal state; reason; sanity.

To lose one's mind.

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A person having intelligence or regarded as an intellect.

The great minds of today.

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(philos.) Consciousness and thought as an element in reality.
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The thinking and perceiving part of consciousness; intellect or intelligence.
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Attention; notice.
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All of an individual's conscious experiences.
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The conscious and the unconscious together as a unit; psyche.
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To direct one's mind to.
  • (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.
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(dial.) To remember: sometimes used reflexively.
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(dial.) To intend; purpose.
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(now chiefly dial.) To remind.
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To care about; feel concern about.
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To object to; dislike.

To mind the cold.

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To pay attention; give heed.
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To be obedient.
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To be careful; watch out.
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To care; feel concern.
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To object.
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The conscious and unconscious processes in a sentient organism that direct and influence mental and physical behavior.
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The ability to be aware of things.

There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.

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The ability to remember things.

My mind just went blank.

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The ability to focus the thoughts.

I can't keep my mind on what I'm doing.

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Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.

He was one of history's greatest minds.

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Judgment, opinion, or view.

He changed his mind after hearing the speech.

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Desire, inclination, or intention.

She had a mind to go to Paris.

A mind to the madness.

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A healthy mental state.

I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do hereby ...

You are losing your mind.

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(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.

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(now regional) To remember. [from 14th c.]
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(now rare except in phrases) To concern oneself with, to pay attention to. [from 15th c.]

You should mind your own business.

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(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.

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(now chiefly North America, Ireland) To pay attention to; to listen attentively to, to obey. [from 16th c.]
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To pay attention to (something); to keep one's mind on.
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To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time. [from 17th c.]

Would you mind my bag for me?

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(chiefly in imperative) To make sure, to take care (that). [from 17th c.]

Mind you don't knock that glass over.

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To be careful about. [from 18th c.]
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Shakespeare.

I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.

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To be careful about.

Mind the icy sidewalk!

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To heed in order to obey.

The children minded their babysitter.

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(regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
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(person, proper, epithet) In Christian Science, God.
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a mind of (one's) own
  • A capacity or inclination to think or act independently:
    A reporter with a mind of her own.
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a mind of its own
  • A tendency to be unresponsive to human will:
    The car had a mind of its own and seemed to start only when it felt like it.
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be of one mind
  • To be in agreement about something.
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be of two minds
  • To have mixed feelings or be undecided about something.
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bring
  • To remember (something):
    Tried to bring to mind their happy times together.
  • To cause (something) to be remembered or thought of; evoke:
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never mind
  • Used to tell someone not to be concerned or worried.
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bear in mind
  • to be mindful of; remember
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be in one's right mind
  • to be mentally well; be sane
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be of one mind
  • to have the same opinion or desire
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be of two minds
  • to be undecided or irresolute
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call to mind
  • to remember
  • to be a reminder of
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change one's mind
  • to change one's opinion
  • to change one's intention, purpose, or wish
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give someone a piece of one's mind
  • to criticize or rebuke someone sharply
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have a good mind to
  • to feel inclined to
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have half a mind to
  • to be somewhat inclined to
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have in mind
  • to remember
  • to think of
  • to intend; purpose
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know one's own mind
  • to know one's own real thoughts, desires, etc.
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make up one's mind
  • to form a definite opinion or decision
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meeting of (the) minds
  • an agreement
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never mind
  • 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.
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on someone's mind
  • occupying someone's thoughts
  • worrying someone
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out of one's mind
  • mentally ill; insane
  • frantic (with worry, grief, etc.)
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put someone in mind of
  • to remind someone of
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put one's mind to
  • to be determined to
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set one's mind on
  • to be determined on or determinedly desirous of
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take one's mind off
  • to stop one from thinking about; turn one's attention from
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to one's mind
  • in one's opinion
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mind
Plural:
minds

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

a mind of (one's) own
a mind of its own
be of one mind
be of two minds
be in one's right mind
be of one mind
be of two minds
have a good mind to
have half a mind to
put one's mind to
set one's mind on
take one's mind off

Origin of mind

  • Middle English minde from Old English gemynd men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English minde, munde, ȝemunde, 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 *méntis (“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 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍃 (munds, “memory, mind"), Old English myntan (“to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve"), Latin mÄ“ns (“mind, reason"), Albanian mënd (“mind, reason"). More at mint.

    From Wiktionary