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 mindedness (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 Research shows that people prefer to befriend like-minded people, and working in the same industry or at the same company can attest to that similarity. Brianna Holt, Quartz at Work, "Can friendships between men and women at work promote gender equality?," 25 Nov. 2019 Smart, like Alabama’s Saban and South Carolina’s Will Muschamp, is a defensive-minded coach. Brent Zwerneman, ExpressNews.com, "Texas A&M ready for challenge of No. 4 Georgia," 22 Nov. 2019 Both franchises got turned around quickly by young, offensive-minded head coaches. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears’ 17-7 loss to the Rams," 18 Nov. 2019 The internet was abuzz with like-minded people chiming in to own up to their fondness for fanciful antiques. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Please Stop Saying Millennials Killed Antiques," 6 Nov. 2019 O’Leary, a conservative and defensive-minded head coach renowned for being tough on his offensive coordinators, didn’t meddle nearly as much with the offense after hiring Taaffe. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, "Former UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe has died, but his Fiesta Bowl legacy will live forever | Commentary," 29 Oct. 2019 Miller, an offensive-minded coach, was also proud of his team’s improvement from last year on the defensive end, a commitment spearheaded by his group of defensively enthusiastic players. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "Despite WNBA Finals loss, the Connecticut Sun showed they belong on the league’s biggest stage," 11 Oct. 2019 Team officials could want to prevent another young and promising offensive-minded coach from leaving the organization, only to flourish elsewhere. Mark Maske, The Denver Post, "Who will be the next Redskins’ coach? From Josh McDaniels to Lincoln Riley, here are a few names that might get consideration.," 8 Oct. 2019 Brady has struggled in his previous four games against Buffalo, coinciding with the arrival of Bills’ defensive-minded head coach Sean McDermott and coordinator Leslie Frazier. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Patriots stay undefeated, hang on to beat Bills 16-10," 29 Sep. 2019

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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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7 Dec 2019

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“Minded.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minded. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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