What does mindful mean?

Definitions for mindful
ˈmaɪnd fəlmind·ful

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mindful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mindful, awareadjective

    bearing in mind; attentive to

    "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"


  1. mindfuladjective

    Bearing in mind; regardful; attentive; heedful; observant.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mindfuladjective

    Attentive; having memory.

    Etymology: mind and full.

    I acknowledge the usefulness of your directions, and I promise you to be mindful of your admonitions. Henry Hammond.


  1. mindful

    Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment.


  1. mindful

    Mindful is a state of being aware or conscious of something, focusing one's attention or thoughts on the present moment. It incorporates the aspects of attentiveness, non-judgmentalism, and acceptance in responses to experiences. Being mindful often involves acknowledging feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations in a balanced, calm, and composed manner. It is often used in the context of mindfulness meditation practices.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mindfuladjective

    bearing in mind; regardful; attentive; heedful; observant

Editors Contribution

  1. mindful

    The ability to understand, be aware, attentive, feel and know what is being communicated in a form of communication or relationship.

    As a family we are always mindful that we listen to each another and find solutions that are inclusive of all our family.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2016  

How to pronounce mindful?

How to say mindful in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mindful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mindful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mindful in a Sentence

  1. Tina Fey:

    You try your best, you try to have your eyes open, try to be so mindful, but it’s also a fast-moving train. I felt like a gymnast who did like a very solid routine and broke her ankle on the landing. Because it’s literally within the last 2-3 sentences of the piece that I chumped it. And I screwed up, and the implication was that I was telling people to give up and not be active and to not fight. That wasnotmy intention, obviously. … I didn’t want anybody to get hurt. … If I had a time machine, I could go back…I would end the piece by saying… ‘Fight them in every way except the way that they want.’ But I didn’t write that in time! I wrote that two days later as I was pacing in my house. It’s painful. I wanted to help, but I chumped it. But the culture of apology is not for me.

  2. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    There is no greater sorrowThan to be mindful of the happy timeIn misery.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Social norms have begun to change, they have shifted and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset and I get it. I get it. I hear what they are saying. I will be more mindful and respectful of peoples personal space.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    He is very mindful of the plight of so many immigrants who are wonderful people, working hard, making contributions, many of their children are U.S. citizens, and yet they still live in the shadows, in many cases have been deported and are separated from families.

  5. Sarah Church:

    Another technique is just being really mindful about drinking, so really enjoying each sip that you have and taking it a little slower.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for mindful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for mindful »


Find a translation for the mindful definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"mindful." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 25 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/mindful>.

Discuss these mindful definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for mindful? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    A macron
    B callathump
    C urus
    D arbalist

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for mindful: