- enPR: mīnd, IPA: /maɪnd/, X-SAMPA: /maInd/
- Rhymes: -aɪnd
- Homophone: mined
- The ability for rational thought .
- The ability to be aware of things .
- The ability to remember things .
- The ability to focus the thoughts .
- Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities .
- Judgment, opinion, or view .
- Desire, inclination, or intention .
- A healthy mental state .
- ( philosophy ) The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, feeling, thinking, and will are based.
- 1854, Samuel Knaggs, Unsoundness of Mind Considered in Relation to the Question of Responsibility for Criminal Acts, p. 19:
- 1883, Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Chapter V
- ( ability for rational thought ): brain, head, intellect, intelligence, nous, psyche, reason, wit
- ( ability to be aware of things ): awareness, consciousness, sentience
- ( ability to remember things ): memory, recollection
- ( ability to focus the thoughts ): attention, concentration, focus
- ( somebody that embodies certain mental qualities ): genius, intellectual, thinker
- ( judgment, opinion, or view ): judgment, judgement, idea, opinion, view
- ( desire, inclination, or intention ): desire, disposition, idea, inclination, intention, mood
- ( healthy mental state ): sanity
- ( process of ): cognition, learning
- bear in mind
- be of one mind
- blow someone's mind
- breadth of mind
- change one's right mind
- come to mind
- give someone a piece of one's mind
- have a mind like a sieve
- have a mind of one's own
- have in mind
- in one's right mind
- Jedi mind tricks
- know one's own mind
- lose one's mind
- make up one's mind
- Mind on Wikipedia .
- ( now regional ) To remember. [from 14th c.]
- ( now rare except in phrases ) To concern oneself with, to pay attention to. [from 15th c.]
- ( originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions ) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by. [from 16th c.]
- ( now chiefly North America, Ireland ) To pay attention to; to listen attentively to, to obey. [from 16th c.]
- To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time. [from 17th c.]
- ( chiefly in imperative ) To make sure, to take care ( that ). [from 17th c.]
- To be careful about. [from 18th c.]
- 2005, Gillie Bolton, Reflective Practice: Writing And Professional Development, ISBN 9781848602120, p. xv:
From Middle English minde, from Old English ġemynd ( “memory, remembrance, memorial, thought” ), from Proto-Germanic *gamundiz, *mundiz ( “memory, remembrance” ), from Proto-Indo-European *men- ( “to think” ). Cognate with Gothic ( munds, “memory, mind” ), Old English myntan ( “to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve” ), Latin mens,mentis ( “mind, reason” ), Albanian mënd ( “mind, reason” ). More at mint .
Explanation of mind by Wordnet Dictionary
- his mind wandered
- Mind ( mīnd ), n. [AS. mynd, gemynd; akin to OHG. minna memory, love, G. minne love, Dan. minde mind, memory, remembrance, consent, vote, Sw. minne memory, Icel. minni, Goth. gamunds, L. mens, mentis, mind, Gr. μένος, Skr. manas mind, man to think. √104, 278. Cf. Comment, Man, Mean, v., 3d Mental, Mignonette, Minion, Mnemonic, Money.]
1. The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; -- often in distinction from the body.
By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills. Reid.
What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires. Sir W. Hamilton.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Rom. xiv. 5.
The mind shall banquet, though the body pine. Shak.
2. The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: Opinion; judgment; belief.
A fool uttereth all his mind. Prov. xxix. 11.
Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her mind. Shak.
Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
If it be your minds, then let none go forth. 2 Kings ix. 15.
Courage; spirit. Chapman.
3. Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, “to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.”
To have a mind or To have a great mind, to be inclined or strongly inclined in purpose; -- used with an infinitive. “Sir Roger de Coverly . . . told me that he had a great mind to see the new tragedy with me.” Addison. -- To lose one's mind, to become insane, or imbecile. -- To make up one's mind, to come to an opinion or decision; to determine. -- To put in mind, to remind. “Regard us simply as putting you in mind of what you already know to be good policy.” Jowett ( Thucyd. ).
- Mind ( mīnd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Minded; p. pr. & vb. n. Minding.] [AS. myndian, gemyndīan to remember. See Mind, n.]
1. To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note. “Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.” Rom. xii. 16.
My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play. Shak.
2. To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, “to mind one's business”.
Bidding him be a good child, and mind his book. Addison.
3. To obey; as, “to mind parents; the dog minds his master.”
4. To have in mind; to purpose. Beaconsfield.
I mind to tell him plainly what I think. Shak.
5. To put in mind; to remind. [Archaic] M. Arnold.
He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things. Fuller.
I do thee wrong to mind thee of it. Shak.
Never mind, do not regard it; it is of no consequence; no matter.
Syn. -- To notice; mark; regard; obey. See Attend.
- Mind, v. i. To give attention or heed; to obey; as, “the dog minds well”.
Definition of mind by GCIDE Dictionary