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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the element, part, or process in a human or other conscious being that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.

  2. Psychol. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities.

    Category: Psychology

  3. intellect or understanding, esp. as distinguished from the emotions and will; intelligence.

  4. a person considered with reference to intellectual power:

    the great minds of the day.

  5. intellectual power or ability.

  6. reason, sanity, or sound mental condition:

    to lose one's mind.

  7. a way of thinking and feeling; disposition; temper:

    a liberal mind.

  8. opinion, view, or sentiments:

    to change one's mind.

  9. inclination, intention, or desire:

    to be of a mind to listen.

  10. remembrance or recollection; memory:

    to call to mind; The party put me in mind of my college days.

  11. psychic or spiritual being, as opposed to matter.

  12. a conscious or intelligent agency or being: an awareness of a mind ordering the universe.

  13. attention; thoughts:

    He can't keep his mind on his studies.

  14. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. notice; attention:

    When he's like that, just pay him no mind.

    Category: Dialect

  15. Rom. Cath. Ch. a commemoration of a person's death, esp. by a Requiem Mass.

    Category: Religion

  16. (cap.) Christian Science. God; the incorporeal source of life, substance, and intelligence.

    Category: Religion

  17. (v.t.)to pay attention to.

  18. to heed or obey (a person, advice, instructions, etc.).

  19. to attend to:

    to mind one's own business.

  20. to look after; tend:

    to mind the baby.

  21. to be careful, cautious, or wary about:

    Mind what you say.

  22. to feel concern at; care about.

  23. to feel disturbed or inconvenienced by; object to:

    I hope you don't mind the interruption.

  24. to regard as concerning oneself or as mattering:

    Don't mind his bluntness.

  25. Dial. to perceive or notice. to remember. to remind.

    Category: Status (usage)

  26. (v.i.)to pay attention.

  27. to obey.

  28. to take notice, observe, or understand (used chiefly in the imperative):

    Mind now, I want you home by twelve.

  29. to be careful or wary.

  30. to care, feel concern, or object (often used in negative or interrogative constructions):

    Mind if I go?

  31. to regard a thing as concerning oneself or as mattering:

    You mustn't mind about their gossiping.

Idioms for mind:

  1. back of one's mind,one's memory or recollection.

    Category: Idiom

  2. be of one mind, to share an intent or opinion.

    Category: Idiom

  3. be of two minds, to be ambivalent.

    Category: Idiom

  4. out of one's mind, insane; mad. emotionally overwhelmed; frantic:

    out of my mind with worry.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: mind , intellect , brain refer to that part of a conscious being that thinks, feels, wills, perceives, or judges. mind is a philosophical, psychological, and general term for the center of all mental activity, as contrasted with the body and the spirit: His mind grasped the complex issue.intellect refers to reasoning power, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling: a book that appeals to the intellect, rather than the emotions.brain is a physiological term for the organic structure that makes mental activity possible, but is often applied to mental ability or capacity: a fertile brain. These words may also refer to a person of great mental ability or capacity: a great mind of our age; a fine scholar and intellect; the brain in the family.

Origin of mind:

bef. 900; ME mynd(e), aph. var. of imynd, OE gemynd memory, mind, c. OHG gimunt recollection, Go gamunds memory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous(noun)

    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

    "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

  2. mind(noun)

    recall or remembrance

    "it came to mind"

  3. judgment, judgement, mind(noun)

    an opinion formed by judging something

    "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"

  4. thinker, creative thinker, mind(noun)

    an important intellectual

    "the great minds of the 17th century"

  5. mind(noun)


    "don't pay him any mind"

  6. mind, idea(noun)

    your intention; what you intend to do

    "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

  7. mind, intellect(verb)

    knowledge and intellectual ability

    "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"

  8. mind(verb)

    be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by

    "I don't mind your behavior"

  9. mind(verb)

    be concerned with or about something or somebody

  10. take care, mind(verb)

    be in charge of or deal with

    "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"

  11. heed, mind, listen(verb)

    pay close attention to; give heed to

    "Heed the advice of the old men"

  12. beware, mind(verb)

    be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

    "Beware of telephone salesmen"

  13. mind, bear in mind(verb)

    keep in mind

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mind(noun)ɪnd

    the part of you that has thoughts and knows or remembers things

    the thoughts that were running through his mind; There was no doubt in my mind that he was telling the truth.

  2. mindɪnd

    indicates sb is thinking about sth

    I've had a lot on my mind recently.

  3. mindɪnd

    indicates what sb is paying attention to

    Sorry, my mind was on other things.; Keep your mind on your driving.

  4. mindɪnd

    the way sb's mind is thinking or the mood sb is in

    in a calm/irrational/confused etc. state of mind

  5. mindɪnd

    sb is unable to remember or think of sth

    I sat down to start writing and my mind went completely blank.

  6. mindɪnd

    sb's ability to think

    a person with a brilliant/creative/evil etc. mind

  7. mindɪnd

    sb who is very intelligent

    one of the greatest minds of our generation

  8. mindɪnd

    to alter a decision or the way you think

    I was going to buy the red one, but I changed my mind.

  9. mindɪnd

    indicates sb quickly thinks sth

    It crossed my mind that she was hoping I would fail.

  10. mindɪnd

    to criticize sb angrily

    I'll give her a piece of my mind if she tries that again.

  11. mindɪnd

    to be an independent thinker

    a young man with a mind of his own

  12. mindɪnd

    to know exactly who or what you think is best

    This is not the kind of music we had in mind.

  13. mindɪnd

    in your mind but not often thought about

    In the back of my mind, I knew I'd have to talk to her about it.

  14. mindɪnd

    to think about or remember

    I'm here to help - keep that in mind if you have any problems.

  15. mindɪnd

    to make a choice or decision

    I can't make up my mind - I like them both.

  16. mindɪnd

    willing to think about other opinions or possibilities

    Try to keep an open mind as you make your decision.

  17. mindɪnd

    indicates sb forgot sth

    Sorry, it completely slipped my mind.

  18. mind(verb)ɪnd

    to feel angry or unhappy about sth

    She went to the party without me, but I don't mind.; Do you mind being the last one?; Dad won't mind if we borrow the car.

  19. mindɪnd

    to be careful of sth

    Mind the hole in the road.

  20. mindɪnd

    to take care of sth for a while

    a friend minding the baby

  21. mindɪnd

    used to ask politely to do or have sth

    Do you mind if I look at your newspaper?

  22. mindɪnd

    used to say politely that you would like sth

    I wouldn't mind a little something to eat.

  23. mindɪnd

    used to say that sb should not involve themselves in other's private matters

    I wish people would just mind their own business.

  24. mindɪnd

    used to ask for sth politely

    Would you mind helping me with this?


  1. mind(Noun)

    The ability for rational thought.

    Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.

  2. mind(Noun)

    The ability to be aware of things.

    There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.

  3. mind(Noun)

    The ability to remember things.

    My mind just went blank.

  4. mind(Noun)

    The ability to focus the thoughts.

    I canu2019t keep my mind on what Iu2019m doing.

  5. mind(Noun)

    Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.

    He was one of historyu2019s greatest minds.

  6. mind(Noun)

    Judgment, opinion, or view.

    He changed his mind after hearing the speech.

  7. mind(Noun)

    Desire, inclination, or intention.

  8. mind(Noun)

    A healthy mental state.

  9. mind(Noun)

    The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, feeling, thinking, and will are based.

  10. mind(Verb)

    To remember.

  11. mind(Verb)

    To concern oneself with, to pay attention to.

    You should mind your own business.

  12. mind(Verb)

    To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by.

    I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.

  13. mind(Verb)

    To pay attention to; to listen attentively to, to obey.

  14. mind(Verb)

    To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time.

    Would you mind my bag for me?

  15. mind(Verb)

    To make sure, to take care (that).

    Mind you don't knock that glass over.

  16. mind(Verb)

    To be careful about.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mind

    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

  2. Mind

    the state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: (a) Opinion; judgment; belief

  3. Mind

    choice; inclination; liking; intent; will

  4. Mind

    courage; spirit

  5. Mind

    memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc

  6. Mind(noun)

    to fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note

  7. Mind(noun)

    to occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business

  8. Mind(noun)

    to obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master

  9. Mind(noun)

    to have in mind; to purpose

  10. Mind(noun)

    to put in mind; to remind

  11. Mind(verb)

    to give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well


  1. Mind

    Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health. Since 1982, it has awarded an annual prize for "Book of the Year" having to do with mental health, in addition to three other prizes Over 180 local Mind associations provide services such as supported housing, floating support schemes, care homes, drop-in centres and self-help support groups. Local Mind associations are often very different in size, make up and character—it is a common misconception that they all work to the same policy and procedural framework. Mind is a national brand but all local associations are unique, although they do all sign up to certain shared aims and ethical guidelines.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MIND

    No matter. MATTER Never mind.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #435

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #379

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mind' in Nouns Frequency: #130

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mind' in Verbs Frequency: #272

Translations for mind

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to look after or supervise (eg a child)

mind the baby.

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