(in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.:
the processes of the human mind.
Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities.
intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing; intelligence.
a particular instance of the intellect or intelligence, as in a person.
a person considered with reference to intellectual power:
the greatest minds of the twentieth century.
intellectual power or ability.
reason, sanity, or sound mental condition:
to lose one’s mind.
a way of thinking and feeling; disposition; temper:
a liberal mind.
a state of awareness or remembrance:
The poem puts me in mind of experiences both new and forgotten.
opinion, view, or sentiments:
to change one’s mind.
inclination or desire:
to be of a mind to listen.
purpose, intention, or will:
Let me know your mind in this matter before Tuesday.
psychic or spiritual being, as opposed to matter.
a conscious or intelligent agency or being:
an awareness of a mind ordering the universe.
remembrance or recollection; memory:
Former days were called to mind.
He can’t keep his mind on his studies.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. notice; attention:
When he’s like that, just pay him no mind.
Roman Catholic Church. a commemoration of a person’s death, especially by a Requiem Mass.
Compare month’s mind, year’s mind.
(initial capital letter). Also called Divine Mind. Christian Science. God; the incorporeal source of life, substance, and intelligence.
Compare mortal mind.
to pay attention to.
to heed or obey (a person, advice, instructions, etc.).
to apply oneself or attend to:
to mind one’s own business.
to look after; take care of; tend:
to mind the baby.
to be careful, cautious, or wary about:
Mind what you say.
to feel concern at; care about.
to feel disturbed or inconvenienced by; object to (usually used in negative or interrogative constructions):
Would you mind handing me that book?
to regard as concerning oneself or as mattering:
Don’t mind his bluntness.
to perceive or notice.
to pay attention.
to take notice, observe, or understand (used chiefly in the imperative):
Mind now, I want you home by twelve.
to be careful or wary.
to care, feel concern, or object (often used in negative or interrogative constructions):
Mind if I go? Don’t mind if I do.
to regard a thing as concerning oneself or as mattering:
You mustn’t mind about their gossiping.
bear / keep in mind, to remember:
Bear in mind that the newspaper account may be in error.
blow one’s mind, Slang.
to change one’s perceptions, awareness, etc., as through the use of drugs or narcotics.
to overwhelm a person with intense excitement, pleasure, astonishment, or dismay:
Cool jazz really blows my mind.
cross one’s mind, to occur suddenly to one:
A disturbing thought crossed her mind.
give someone a piece of one’s mind, Informal. to rebuke, reprimand, or scold sharply:
I’ll give him a piece of my mind for telling such a lie!
have a good mind to, to feel tempted or inclined to:
I have a good mind to leave you here all alone.
have half a mind to, to be almost decided to; be inclined to.
know one’s own mind, to be firm in one’s intentions, opinions, or plans; have assurance:
She may be only a child, but she knows her own mind.
make up one’s mind, to decide; form an opinion or decision; resolve:
He couldn’t make up his mind which course to follow.
meeting of minds, complete agreement; accord:
A meeting of minds between the union and the employer seemed impossible.
never mind, don’t worry or be troubled; it is of no concern:
Never mind—the broken glass will be easy to replace.
on one’s mind, constantly in one’s thoughts; of concern to one:
The approaching trial was on his mind.
out of one’s mind,
You must be out of your mind to say such a ridiculous thing.
He’s out of his mind with worry.
out of her mind with joy.
presence of mind, ability to think and to remain in control of oneself during a crisis or under stress:
She had enough presence of mind to remember the license plate of the speeding car.
the human faculty to which are ascribed thought, feeling, etc; often regarded as an immaterial part of a person
intelligence or the intellect, esp as opposed to feelings or wishes
recollection or remembrance; memory: it comes to mind
the faculty of original or creative thought; imagination: it’s all in the mind
a person considered as an intellectual being: the great minds of the past
opinion or sentiment: we are of the same mind, to change one’s mind, to have a mind of one’s own, to know one’s mind, to speak one’s mind
condition, state, or manner of feeling or thought: no peace of mind, his state of mind
an inclination, desire, or purpose: I have a mind to go
attention or thoughts: keep your mind on your work
a sound mental state; sanity (esp in the phrase out of one’s mind)
intelligence, as opposed to material things: the mind of the universe
(in Cartesian philosophy) one of two basic modes of existence, the other being matter
(slang) blow someone’s mind
to cause someone to have a psychedelic experience
to astound or surprise someone
give someone a piece of one’s mind, to criticize or censure (someone) frankly or vehemently
in two minds, of two minds, undecided; wavering: he was in two minds about marriage
make up one’s mind, to decide (something or to do something): he made up his mind to go
on one’s mind, in one’s thoughts
put one in mind of, to remind (one) of
(when transitive, may take a clause as object) to take offence at: do you mind if I smoke? I don’t mind
to pay attention to (something); heed; notice: to mind one’s own business
(transitive; takes a clause as object) to make certain; ensure: mind you tell her
(transitive) to take care of; have charge of: to mind the shop
(when transitive, may take a clause as object) to be cautious or careful about (something): mind how you go, mind your step
(transitive) to obey (someone or something); heed: mind your father!
to be concerned (about); be troubled (about): never mind your hat, never mind about your hat, never mind
(transitive; passive; takes an infinitive) to be intending or inclined (to do something): clearly he was not minded to finish the story
(transitive) (Scot & English, dialect) to remember: do ye mind his name?
(transitive) (Scot) to remind: that minds me of another story
mind you, an expression qualifying a previous statement: Dogs are nice. Mind you, I don’t like all dogs, related adjectives mental noetic phrenic
Surprise, shock, or amaze one, as in This jazz group blows my mind, or Joe served a jail sentence? That blows my mind. This term is used rather loosely, as seen in the examples; the first signifies amazement and pleasure, the second shock and dismay. [ ; 1960s ]
Alter one’s perceptions, especially through drug use, as in Taking LSD really blows one’s mind. [ ; 1960s ]
Make insane, drive crazy, as in Was it his wife’s death that blew his mind? or Losing her savings blew her mind. [ 1960s ]
mind like a steel trap, have a
mind of one’s own, have a
mind one’s own business
mind one’s p’s and q’s
mind over matter
mind the store
(of the wind or air) to be in motion. to move along, carried by or as by the wind: Dust seemed to blow through every crack in the house. to produce or emit a current of air, as with the mouth or a bellows: Blow on your hands to warm them. (of a horn, trumpet, […]
one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed, that project from the upper part of the head of certain ungulate mammals, as cattle, sheep, goats, or antelopes. a similar growth, sometimes of hair, as the median horn or horns on the snout of the rhinoceros, or the tusk of the narwhal. […]
the highest or loftiest point or part of anything; apex; summit. Synonyms: zenith, acme, peak, pinnacle, vertex. Antonyms: bottom, base, foot, lowest point. the uppermost or upper part, surface, etc., of anything. the higher end of anything on a slope. British. a part considered as higher: the top of the street. high gear of an […]
a more or less orderly pile or heap: a precariously balanced stack of books; a neat stack of papers. a large, usually conical, circular, or rectangular pile of hay, straw, or the like. Often, stacks. a set of shelves for books or other materials ranged compactly one above the other, as in a library. stacks, […]