mental

adjective (1)
men·tal | \ˈmen-tᵊl \

Definition of mental 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of or relating to the mind specifically : of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external reality mental health

b : of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity mental acuity

c : of, relating to, or being intellectual as contrasted with overt physical activity made quick mental calculations

d : occurring or experienced in the mind : inner mental anguish a mental breakdown

e : relating to the mind, its activity, or its products as an object of study : ideological mental science

f : relating to spirit or idea as opposed to matter the distinction between physical things and mental ideas— J. W. Yolton

2a(1) : of, relating to, or affected by a psychiatric disorder a mental patient

(2) : mentally disordered : mad, crazy was going a bit mental from old age— Nevil Shute

b : intended for the care or treatment of persons affected by psychiatric disorders mental hospitals

3 : of or relating to telepathic or mind-reading powers mental telepathy

mental

adjective (2)

Definition of mental (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the chin : genial

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Adjective (1)

mentally \ˈmen-tᵊl-ē \ adverb

First Known Use of mental

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective (2)

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mental

Adjective (1)

Middle English, from Late Latin mentalis, from Latin ment-, mens mind — more at mind

Adjective (2)

Latin mentum chin — more at mouth — see mental entry 1

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mental

adjective
men·tal | \ˈmen-tᵊl \

Kids Definition of mental

1 : of or relating to the mind mental abilities mental illness

2 : done in the mind mental arithmetic

3 : intended for the care of persons affected by a disorder of the mind a mental hospital

Other Words from mental

mentally adverb

mental

adjective
men·tal | \ˈment-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of mental 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of or relating to the mind specifically : of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external reality

b : of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity

2a : of, relating to, or affected by a psychiatric disorder a mental patient

b : intended for the care or treatment of persons affected by psychiatric disorders mental hospitals

Other Words from mental

mentally \-ᵊl-ē \ adverb

mental

adjective

Medical Definition of mental (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the chin : genial

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