[men-tl] /ˈmɛn tl/
of or relating to the mind:
mental powers; mental suffering.
of, relating to, or affected by a disorder of the mind:
a mental patient; mental illness.
providing care for persons with disordered minds, emotions, etc.:
a mental hospital.
performed by or existing in the mind:
mental arithmetic; a mental note.
pertaining to intellectuals or intellectual activity.
Informal. slightly daft; out of one’s mind; crazy:
Informal. a person with a psychological disorder:
a fascist group made up largely of mentals.
[men-tl] /ˈmɛn tl/
of or relating to the chin.
of or involving the mind or an intellectual process
occurring only in the mind: mental calculations
affected by mental illness: a mental patient Preferred form psychiatric
concerned with care for persons with mental illness: a mental hospital Preferred form psychiatric
(anatomy) of or relating to the chin Also genial
early 15c., “pertaining to the mind,” from Middle French mental, from Late Latin mentalis “of the mind,” from Latin mens (genitive mentis) “mind,” from PIE root *men- “to think” (cf. Sanskrit matih “thought, mind,” Gothic gamunds, Old English gemynd “memory, remembrance;” see mind (n.)). Meaning “crazy, deranged” is from 1927, probably from combinations such as mental hospital.
mental men·tal1 (měn’tl)
Of or relating to the chin.
Crazy; deranged; nutty: And the son, William, went absolutely mental (1927+ British)
A deranged person; nut (1913+ British)
noun, Psychology. 1. the level of native mental ability or capacity of an individual, usually as determined by an intelligence test, in relation to the chronological age of the average individual at this level: a ten-year-old child with the mental age of a twelve-year-old; a mental age of twelve. noun 1. (psychol) the mental ability […]
- Mental artery
mental artery n. An artery that is the terminal branch of the inferior alveolar artery, with distribution to the chin.
- Mental block
noun 1. See block (sense 21)
- Mental cruelty
noun 1. behaviour that causes distress to another person but that does not involve physical assault noun any conduct that causes another mental suffering