from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.
- n. The collective conscious and unconscious processes in a sentient organism that direct and influence mental and physical behavior.
- n. The principle of intelligence; the spirit of consciousness regarded as an aspect of reality.
- n. The faculty of thinking, reasoning, and applying knowledge: Follow your mind, not your heart.
- n. A person of great mental ability: the great minds of the century.
- n. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection: I'll bear the problem in mind.
- n. A person or group that embodies certain mental qualities: the medical mind; the public mind.
- n. The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup: the criminal mind.
- n. Opinion or sentiment: He changed his mind when he heard all the facts.
- n. Desire or inclination: She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert.
- n. Focus of thought; attention: I can't keep my mind on work.
- n. A healthy mental state; sanity: losing one's mind.
- transitive v. To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
- transitive v. To become aware of; notice.
- transitive v. Upper Southern U.S. To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
- transitive v. To heed in order to obey: The children minded their babysitter.
- transitive v. To attend to: Mind closely what I tell you.
- transitive v. To be careful about: Mind the icy sidewalk!
- transitive v. To care about; be concerned about.
- transitive v. To object to; dislike: doesn't mind doing the chores.
- transitive v. To take care or charge of; look after.
- intransitive v. To take notice; give heed.
- intransitive v. To behave obediently.
- intransitive v. To be concerned or troubled; care: "Not minding about bad food has become a national obsession” ( Times Literary Supplement).
- intransitive v. To be cautious or careful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability for rational thought.
- n. The ability to be aware of things.
- n. The ability to remember things.
- n. The ability to focus the thoughts.
- n. Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
- n. Judgment, opinion, or view.
- n. Desire, inclination, or intention.
- n. A healthy mental state.
- n. The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, feeling, thinking, and will are based.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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
- n. The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state
- n. Opinion; judgment; belief.
- n. Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
- n. Courage; spirit.
- n. Memory; remembrance; recollection
- transitive v. To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note.
- transitive v. To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to.
- transitive v. To obey
- transitive v. To have in mind; to purpose.
- transitive v. To put in mind; to remind.
- intransitive v. To give attention or heed; to obey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which feels, wills, and thinks; the conscious subject; the ego; the soul.
- n. The intellect, or cognitive faculty or part of the soul, as distinguished from feeling and volition; intelligence. The old psychologists made intellect and will the only faculties of the soul.
- n. The field of consciousness; contemplation; thought; opinion.
- n. Disposition; cast of thought and feeling; inclination; desire.
- n. Intention; purpose.
- n. Memory; remembrance: as, to call to mind; to have, to keep, or to bear in mind.
- n. Mention.
- n. Courage; spirit.
- n. Earnest desire; strong inclination.
- n. To be mad or insane.
- n. To have a thought; take care.
- To call to mind; bear in mind; remember; recall.
- To put in mind; remind.
- To regard with attention; pay attention to; heed; notice.
- To have the care of; attend to; specifically, to take or have the oversight of: as, a boy to mind the door.
- To care for; be concerned about; be affected by.
- To look out for; be watchful against.
- To regard with submission; heed the commands of; obey: as, a headstrong child that will mind no one
- In the Roman Catholic Church, to pray for. See a month's mind, under mind, n.
- To intend; mean; purpose.
- To remember.
- To be inclined or disposed; design; intend.
- To give heed; take note.
- n. A diadem: a name given to lunettes found in Ireland, commonly supposed to have been used as head-ornaments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. keep in mind
- n. your intention; what you intend to do
- n. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
- n. attention
- v. be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to
- v. pay close attention to; give heed to
- v. be concerned with or about something or somebody
- n. knowledge and intellectual ability
- n. an opinion formed by judging something
- n. recall or remembrance
- v. be in charge of or deal with
- n. an important intellectual
- v. be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
Middle English minde, from Old English gemynd; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English minde, munde, ȝemunde, from Old English mynd, ġemynd ("memory, remembrance; memorial, record; act of commemoration; thought, purpose; consciousness, mind, intellect"), from Proto-Germanic *mundiz, *gamundiz (“memory, remembrance”), from Proto-Indo-European *méntis (“thought”), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”). Cognate with Old High German gimunt ("mind, memory"), Danish minde ("memory"), Icelandic minni ("memory, recall, recollection"), Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍃 (munds, "memory, mind"), Old English myntan ("to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve"), Latin mēns ("mind, reason"), Albanian mënd ("mind, reason"). More at mint. (Wiktionary)