mind·​ed | \ˈmīn-dəd \

Definition of minded 

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

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mindedness \-​dəd-​nəs \ noun

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in most David vs. Goliath contests, people are generally minded to side with the underdog

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And be open-minded to the idea that your friend’s world has completely changed. Chelsea Gray, Vox, "What I wish my friends had said to me after my mom died," 20 Nov. 2018 This kind of bureaucratic consensus-building tends to be slow and tedious, which is why entrepreneurial-minded people like Elon Musk hate doing it. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla is outgrowing Elon Musk," 29 Sep. 2018 The sleep industry is booming for the young, tired, and wellness-minded, and the company only had a small piece of it with mattresses. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Casper is now selling bedding and furniture," 23 Aug. 2018 But for centuries, Aveni said, that wasn't the number sky-minded people associated with Mars. Meghan Bartels, Space.com, "Who Discovered Mars, Anyway? A Look Back at the History of the Red Planet," 27 July 2018 Republicans described Trump’s opponents as lazy, narrow-minded and mired in the status quo. Susan Page And Merdie Nzanga, USA TODAY, "Poll: On Trump, we can't even agree on why we disagree. But we assume the worst," 21 June 2018 Ballard replaced Chuck Pagano, a big-hearted but defensive-minded and decidedly old-school meathead of a coach, with Frank Reich. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Andrew Luck finally has a coaching staff who deserves him," 13 June 2018 Sainsbury, Tesco, Duane Reade, and Walgreens soon followed Superdrug’s lead, while online, major retailers like Target.com and, yes, Walmart.com got a little more open-minded in order to compete with Amazon. Lux Alptraum, Vox, "PlusOne is the first brand of personal massagers Walmart will sell.," 25 Oct. 2018 Collectors Keith and Edna Warner built a modern house for themselves in 1951, filling it with art by Picasso and Calder, and then built a series of like-minded houses for friends next door. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Meet the Hunters, Vermont’s modernist-house pioneers," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of minded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of minded

: having a particular kind of mind

: interested in or concerned about a particular subject

: having a desire or intention to do something


mind·​ed | \ˈmīn-dəd \

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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