Mind

Definition of Mind

Pronunciation: mīnd
n.1.
1.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.
By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills.
- Reid.
What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
- Rom. xiv. 5.
The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.
- Shak.
2.The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state;
A fool uttereth all his mind.
- Prov. xxix. 11.
Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her mind.
- Shak.
3.Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
If it be your minds, then let none go forth.
- 2 Kings ix. 15.
3.Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.
To have a mind
to be inclined or strongly inclined in purpose; - used with an infinitive.
To lose one's mind
to become insane, or imbecile.
- Addison.
To make up one's mind
to come to an opinion or decision; to determine.
To put in mind
to remind.
- Jowett (Thucyd. ).
4.Courage; spirit.
v. t.1.To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note.
[imp. & p. p. Minded; p. pr. & vb. n. Minding.]
My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play.
- Shak.
2.To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business.
Bidding him be a good child, and mind his book.
- Addison.
3.To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.
4.To have in mind; to purpose.
I mind to tell him plainly what I think.
- Shak.
5.To put in mind; to remind.
He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.
- Fuller.
I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.
- Shak.
Never mind
do not regard it; it is of no consequence; no matter.
v. i.1.To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.

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