have (someone or something) in mind

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have (someone or something) in mind

:to be thinking of (someone or something): such as
1 :to be thinking of choosing (someone) for a job, position, etc.
  • They have you in mind for the job.
2 :to be thinking of doing (something)
  • "I'd like to do something special for our anniversary." "What sort of thing did you have in mind?"

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

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

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

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely


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