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Meaning of mental by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle French mental, from Late Latin mentālis ( “of the mind, mental” ), from Latin mēns ( “the mind” ). Also from Latin mentum ( “the chin” ), depending on usage .


    • Rhymes: -ɛntəl


    mental ( not comparable )

    1. Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process .
    2. ( colloquial, comparable ) Insane, mad, crazy .
      He is the most mental freshman I've seen yet .
      He went mental on us .
    3. ( colloquial, UK, comparable ) Enjoyable; fun .
      That was a mental party last night .
    4. ( anatomy ) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial .
    5. ( biology ) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure .

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    External links

    • mental in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • mental in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


    • lament, Lament., malent, mantel, mantle

Explanation of mental by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. affected by a disorder of the mind

    2. a mental patient
      mental illness
    3. involving the mind or an intellectual process

    4. mental images of happy times
      mental calculations
      in a terrible mental state
      mental suffering
      free from mental defects
    5. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

    6. of or relating to the chin- or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks

    7. of or relating to the mind

    8. mental powers
      mental development
      mental hygiene

    Definition of mental by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Mental a. [L. mentum the chin.] ( Anat. ) Of or pertaining to the chin; genian; as, “the mental nerve; the mental region.”

    2. Mental, n. ( Zool. ) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.

    3. Mental, a. [F., fr. L. mentalis, fr. mens, mentis, the mind; akin to E. mind. See Mind.] Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, “mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise.”

      What a mental power

      This eye shoots forth! Shak.

      Mental alienation, insanity. -- Mental arithmetic, the art or practice of solving arithmetical problems by mental processes, unassisted by written figures.