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Meaning of mental by Wiktionary Dictionary

mental


    Etymology

    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 .

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɛntəl

    Adjective

    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 .

    Derived terms

    External links

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

    Anagrams

    • lament, Lament., malent, mantel, mantle


Explanation of mental by Wordnet Dictionary

mental


    Adjective
    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

    mental


    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.