Mind meaning

mīnd
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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A person of great mental ability.

The great minds of the century.

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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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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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To pay attention to.

Mind closely what I tell you.

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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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To take care or charge of; look after.

We minded the children while their parents went out.

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To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
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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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What one thinks; opinion.

Speak your 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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Way, state, or direction of thinking and feeling.

The reactionary mind.

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In Christian Science, God.
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Consciousness and thought as an element in reality.
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To direct one's mind to.
  • 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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To remember: sometimes used reflexively.
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To intend; purpose.
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To remind.
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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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The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.
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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 for rational thought.

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

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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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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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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
on someone's mind
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