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mind

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noun \ˈmīnd\

Simple Definition of mind

  • : the part of a person that thinks, reasons, feels, and remembers

  • —used to describe the way a person thinks or the intelligence of a person

  • : a very intelligent person

Full Definition of mind

  1. 1 :  recollection, memory <keep that in mind> <time out of mind>

  2. 2 a :  the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons b :  the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism c :  the organized conscious and unconscious adaptive mental activity of an organism

  3. 3 :  intention, desire <I changed my mind>

  4. 4 :  the normal or healthy condition of the mental faculties

  5. 5 :  opinion, view

  6. 6 :  disposition, mood

  7. 7 a :  a person or group embodying mental qualities <the public mind> b :  intellectual ability

  8. 8 capitalized Christian Science :  god 1b

  9. 9 :  a conscious substratum or factor in the universe

  10. 10 :  attention <pay him no mind>

Examples of mind

  1. He read great literature to develop his mind.

  2. It's important to keep your mind active as you grow older.

  3. He went for a walk to help clear his mind.

  4. the mysteries of the human mind

  5. My mind is always open to new ideas.

  6. You can't argue with him. His mind is closed.

  7. I can't concentrate: my mind is always wandering and I can't keep it focused on anything.

  8. The smell of pine sends my mind back to childhood.

  9. The sound of her voice jerked my mind back to the present.

  10. My mind tells me it can't work, but my heart tells me I want to try it.



Origin of mind

Middle English, from Old English gemynd; akin to Old High German gimunt memory, Latin ment-, mens mind, monēre to remind, warn, Greek menos spirit, mnasthai, mimnēskesthai to remember


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with mind


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mind

verb

Simple Definition of mind

  • : to be bothered by (something) : to object to or dislike (something)

  • : to care about or worry about (something or someone)

  • —used to make a polite request

Full Definition of mind

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly dialect :  remind

  3. 2 chiefly dialect :  remember

  4. 3 :  to attend to closely

  5. 4 a (1) :  to become aware of :  notice (2) :  to regard with attention :  consider important —often used in the imperative with following you for emphasis <I'm not against inspiration, mind you; I simply refuse to sit and stare at a blank page waiting for it — Dennis Whitcomb> b chiefly dialect :  intend, purpose

  6. 5 a :  to give heed to attentively in order to obey b :  to follow the orders or instructions of

  7. 6 a :  to be concerned about b :  dislike <I don't mind going>

  8. 7 a :  to be careful :  see <mind you finish it> b :  to be cautious about <mind the broken rung>

  9. 8 :  to give protective care to :  tend

  10. intransitive verb
  11. 1 :  to be attentive or wary

  12. 2 :  to become concerned :  care

  13. 3 :  to pay obedient heed or attention

mind·er noun

Examples of mind

  1. It was raining, but I didn't mind.

  2. I don't mind very much what happens.

  3. Why is he so angry? Oh, don't mind him. He's always complaining about something.



14th Century

First Known Use of mind

14th century


Medical Dictionary

mind

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noun \ˈmīnd\

Medical Definition of mind

  1. 1:  the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  2. 2:  the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  3. 3:  the organized conscious and unconscious adaptive mental activity of an organism






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