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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"

Wiktionary

  1. mentaladjective

    Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.

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

  2. mentaladjective

    Insane, mad, crazy.

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

  3. mentaladjective

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

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

  4. mentaladjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mentaladjective

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

    Etymology: [L. mentum the chin.]

  2. Mentalnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. mentum the chin.]

  3. Mentaladjective

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

    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.]

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  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, Lament., malent, mantel, mantle

  2. Lament

  3. Lament.

  4. Mantel

  5. Mantle

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Numerology

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Many of us are like Lotus flower that grows in the mud, and yet rises above the murkier muddy waters as an astoundingly beautiful flower, opening her petals one by one. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles don't stop her growth, but probably offer the nourishment and strength to rise above that mud. I often think that it's the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that must make her so unique in accomplishing way above and beyond the norms; because not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. We must strive to build the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often experience in real world. Then only we will be able to transform into the eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft splendid petals one by one to make our world most beautiful.

  2. Arlene Holmes:

    When mental illness is severe and untreated is when things go bad, and that was the case with my son. Severe case of schizophrenia, untreated by anti-psychotic medication and then this happened.

  3. Terrie Williams:

    Black folks tend to see mental illness as a character flaw, a sign of weakness, because we are a very faith-based people. Many are of the opinion that you just take whatever it is to the Lord in prayer.

  4. Lady Gaga:

    I believe that wedont treat [mental health] the same way that we treat physical health, so, certainly, when it happened in our house, I didnt know what to look for.

  5. Randy Weber:

    Gun control is an interesting term when you think about it. There's been a lot of weapons used to kill a lot of people, you're hearing the term mental illness. ... We are having problems where people are deciding they're going to take somebody else's life, things are either that bad or they're that angry. And so how do we address that problem -- needs to be part of that discussion as well.

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