mind·​ed | \ ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce minded (audio) \

Definition of minded

2 : having a mind especially of a specified kind or concerned with a specified thing usually used in combinationnarrow-mindedhealth-minded

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mindedness \ ˈmīn-​dəd-​nəs How to pronounce minded (audio) \ noun

Examples of minded in a Sentence

in most David vs. Goliath contests, people are generally minded to side with the underdog
Recent Examples on the Web Hours after the free-for-all, those on the far right took to social media, urging the like-minded to bring the fight to state capitols nationwide. Anchorage Daily News, "Far-right extremists want to target more capitols, but are divided after DC riot," 10 Jan. 2021 This coffee filter is another great reusable choice for the sustainability-minded. Popular Science, "Reliable coffee filters for any kind of pour over," 8 Jan. 2021 For the sartorially minded, Zegna has collaborated with Leica on a range of products, including cases and straps made from its signature PelleTessuta technique which weaves thin strands of leather to a stylish yet understated effect. Jennifer Pastore, WSJ, "What to Get a Photography Buff for the Holidays," 22 Dec. 2020 For the food-minded, a walk down Bleecker Street invariably leads to scanning the towering selection of cheeses and provisions at Murray’s Cheese. Amy Schulman, Travel + Leisure, "How to Eat Like a New Yorker Wherever You Are," 8 Dec. 2020 LaCava, 66, also may prove to be the most independent-minded of the five Democrats elected last month. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "LaCava brings community experience, policy expertise, independent streak to San Diego council," 7 Dec. 2020 For the chromatically minded, expect bright rooms featuring red, green, blue and yellow Spanish tiles. Dallas News, "Austin’s new Hotel Magdalena boasts a hip ’70s vibe," 14 Oct. 2020 This failsafe combo is a classic among the minimally minded. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Going Minimalist This Fall? Here’s 25 Stylish Staples to Shop on Amazon Prime Day," 13 Oct. 2020 The more secular-minded can be seen riding bikes or even picnicking on deserted highways. Bloomberg.com, "Israelis Mark Yom Kippur Under ‘Painful’ Virus Lockdown," 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of minded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of minded was in the 15th century

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27 Jan 2021

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“Minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minded. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of minded

: having a particular kind of mind
: interested in or concerned about a particular subject
British, formal : having a desire or intention to do something


mind·​ed | \ ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce minded (audio) \

Kids Definition of minded

1 : having a particular kind of mind open-minded
2 : greatly interested or concerned about something safety-minded

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