What does Mental mean?

Definitions for Mental
ˈmɛn tlmen·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mentaladjective

    involving the mind or an intellectual process

    "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"

  2. mentaladjective

    of or relating to the mind

    "mental powers"; "mental development"; "mental hygiene"

  3. mentaladjective

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

  4. genial, mentaladjective

    of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

  5. mentaladjective

    affected by a disorder of the mind

    "a mental patient"; "mental illness"


  1. mentaladjective

    Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.

  2. mentaladjective

    Insane, mad, crazy.

  3. mentaladjective

    Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.

  4. mentaladjective

    Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure.

  5. Etymology: From mental, from mentalis, from mens. Also from mentum, depending on usage.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mentaladjective

    Intellectual; existing in the mind.

    Etymology: mentale, French; mentis, Lat.

    What a mental power
    This eye shoots forth? How big imagination
    Moves in this lip? To the dumbness of the gesture
    One might interpret. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    So deep the pow’r of these ingredients pierc’d,
    Ev’n to the inmost seat of mental sight,
    That Adam now enforc’d to close his eyes,
    Sunk down, and all his spirits became entranc’d. John Milton.

    The metaphor of taste would not have been so general, had there not been a very great conformity between the mental taste and that sensitive taste that affects the palate. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 409.

    If the ideas be not innate, there was a time when the mind was without those principles; for where the ideas are not, there can be no knowledge, no assent, no mental or verbal propositions about them. John Locke.

    She kindly talk’d, at least three hours,
    Of plastick forms, and mental pow’rs. Matthew Prior.

    Those inward representations of spirit, thought, love, and hatred, are pure and mental ideas, belonging especially to the mind, and carry nothing of shape or sense in them. Isaac Watts, Logick.


  1. mental

    Mental pertains to anything related to the mind, its processes, functions, and conditions. This can include processes like thinking, cognition, perception, consciousness, emotions, and behavior. It also refers to various conditions or disorders that affect the mind or brain such as anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mentaladjective

    of or pertaining to the chin; genian; as, the mental nerve; the mental region

  2. Mentalnoun

    a plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile

  3. Mentaladjective

    of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise

  4. Etymology: [L. mentum the chin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mental

    men′tal, adj. pertaining to the mind: done in the mind.—ns. Mental′ity, Mentā′tion.—adv. Men′tally.—adjs. Menticul′tural, improving the mind; Mentif′erous, conveying thought, telepathic.—Mental alienation, insanity; Mental arithmetic, arithmetic performed without the help of written figures. [Fr.,—L. mens, mentis, the mind.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mentalnoun

    The meanings main objective of a verb or preposition that a man or woman traditionally pattern in the rhythm of life. 1.) Of relating to the mind. 2.) Of, relating to, or suffering from disorders or illness of the mind.

    My mental is drawn from the Torah now and forever.

    Etymology: Mind in brain

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on March 21, 2024  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mental' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1771

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mental' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2964

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mental' in Adjectives Frequency: #232

Anagrams for Mental »

  1. lament

  2. Lament.

  3. malent

  4. mantel

  5. mantle

  6. manlet

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mental in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Mental in a Sentence

  1. John Lennon:

    The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being's mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it's too hard.

  2. Eli Bronner:

    I think a lot of people don't realize how mental and physical and emotional this pandemic has been, not only to our medical workers and hospital workers, but to their families.

  3. Lawrence Peter Berra:

    Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.

  4. Nick Obradovich:

    We had this nice decade's worth of information about how environmental conditions related to the way people reported their mental health status.

  5. Boston University:

    People have horrible prejudice against mental illness.

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