1. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;
- Example: "his mind wandered"
- Example: "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
[syn: mind, head, brain, psyche, nous]
2. recall or remembrance;
- Example: "it came to mind"
3. an opinion formed by judging something;
- Example: "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"
- Example: "she changed her mind"
[syn: judgment, judgement, mind]
4. an important intellectual;
- Example: "the great minds of the 17th century"
[syn: thinker, creative thinker, mind]
- Example: "don't pay him any mind"
6. your intention; what you intend to do;
- Example: "he had in mind to see his old teacher"
- Example: "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
[syn: mind, idea]
7. knowledge and intellectual ability;
- Example: "he reads to improve his mind"
- Example: "he has a keen intellect"
[syn: mind, intellect]
1. be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by;
- Example: "I don't mind your behavior"
2. be concerned with or about something or somebody;
3. be in charge of or deal with;
- Example: "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
[syn: take care, mind]
4. pay close attention to; give heed to;
- Example: "Heed the advice of the old men"
[syn: heed, mind, listen]
5. be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;
- Example: "Beware of telephone salesmen"
[syn: beware, mind]
6. keep in mind;
[syn: mind, bear in mind]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mind \Mind\ (m[imac]nd), n. [AS. mynd, gemynd; akin to OHG. minna memory, love, G. minne love, Dan. minde mind, memory, remembrance, consent, vote, Sw. minne memory, Icel. minni, Goth. gamunds, L. mens, mentis, mind, Gr. me`nos, Skr. manas mind, man to think. [root]104, 278. Cf. Comment, Man, Mean, v., 3d Mental, Mignonette, Minion, Mnemonic, Money.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills. --Reid. [1913 Webster] What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. --Rom. xiv. 5. [1913 Webster] The mind shall banquet, though the body pine. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: (a) Opinion; judgment; belief. [1913 Webster] A fool uttereth all his mind. --Prov. xxix. 11. [1913 Webster] Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her mind. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will. [1913 Webster] If it be your minds, then let none go forth. --2 Kings ix. 15. [1913 Webster] (c) Courage; spirit. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 3. Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc. [1913 Webster] To have a mind or To have a great mind, to be inclined or strongly inclined in purpose; -- used with an infinitive. "Sir Roger de Coverly . . . told me that he had a great mind to see the new tragedy with me." --Addison. To lose one's mind, to become insane, or imbecile. To make up one's mind, to come to an opinion or decision; to determine. To put in mind, to remind. "Regard us simply as putting you in mind of what you already know to be good policy." --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mind \Mind\, v. i. To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mind \Mind\ (m[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Minded; p. pr. & vb. n. Minding.] [AS. myndian, gemynd[imac]an to remember. See Mind, n.] 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. "Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate." --Rom. xii. 16. [1913 Webster] My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business. [1913 Webster] Bidding him be a good child, and mind his book. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master. [1913 Webster] 4. To have in mind; to purpose. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] I mind to tell him plainly what I think. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To put in mind; to remind. [Archaic] --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] I do thee wrong to mind thee of it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Never mind, do not regard it; it is of no consequence; no matter. [1913 Webster] Syn: To notice; mark; regard; obey. See Attend. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
mind n 1: that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head" [syn: mind, head, brain, psyche, nous] 2: recall or remembrance; "it came to mind" 3: an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind" [syn: judgment, judgement, mind] 4: an important intellectual; "the great minds of the 17th century" [syn: thinker, creative thinker, mind] 5: attention; "don't pay him any mind" 6: your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces" [syn: mind, idea] 7: knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect" [syn: mind, intellect] v 1: be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by; "I don't mind your behavior" 2: be concerned with or about something or somebody 3: be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements" [syn: take care, mind] 4: pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men" [syn: heed, mind, listen] 5: be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to; "Beware of telephone salesmen" [syn: beware, mind] 6: keep in mind [syn: mind, bear in mind] [ant: forget]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
503 Moby Thesaurus words for "mind": Mnemosyne, affect memory, aim, ambition, ambivalent, anima, anima humana, animadvert, animus, anterograde memory, appetence, appetency, appetite, aptitude, ardor, aspiration, assumption, astral body, astuteness, atavism, atman, attend, attend to, attend to orders, attention, attitude, ba, baby-sit, babysit, balk at, bawl out, be concerned, be resolved, be unwilling, begrudge, behold, belief, bent, berate, beware, bias, brain, brains, breath, breath of life, bring back, bring to mind, buddhi, call back, call to mind, call up, capacity, care, care for, cast, castigate, chaperon, character, chastise, cherish, chew out, choice, choose, cite, climate of opinion, coconscious, cognizance, collective memory, collective unconscious, command, common belief, community sentiment, comply, computer memory, conation, conatus, conceit, concentration, concept, conception, conclude, conclusion, concupiscence, conform, conjure up, conscience, conscious self, consciousness, consensus gentium, conserve, consider, consideration, constitution, contemplate, conviction, counsel, crazy, cue, curiosity, death instinct, decide, decision, deem, defer to, descry, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, determine, diathesis, dig, disapprove of, discern, discipline, discourse of reason, discretion, discursive reason, disk memory, dislike, disposition, disregard, divine breath, dress down, drive, drum memory, eagerness, eccentricity, effect, ego, ego ideal, ego-id conflict, emotional response, engram, enjoy, esprit, espy, estimate, estimation, ethical self, ethos, evoke, excogitate, eye, faculty, fancy, fantasy, feeling, fixed purpose, follow, follow the book, foreconscious, forget, form an opinion, foster, frame, frame of mind, free choice, free will, function, general belief, genius, get miffed, go, go back, go back over, govern, grain, gray matter, gross body, grudge, guard, hark back, harken to, have a care, head, headpiece, heart, heed, hope, horme, humor, id, idea, idiosyncrasy, ignore, impression, inclination, individualism, insane, insight, intellect, intellection, intellectual, intellectual curiosity, intellectual faculty, intelligence, intendment, intent, intention, jiva, jivatma, judge, judgement, judgment, kama, keep, keep watch over, khu, kidney, kinesthetic memory, leaning, libidinal energy, libido, lie low, life principle, lights, like, liking, linga sharira, listen to, look, look about one, look after, look back, look out, look out for, look sharp, look to, lucidity, lust, lust for learning, mad, make, makeup, manas, manes, marbles, mark, matronize, mean, meaning, memory, memory bank, memory circuit, memory trace, mens, mental capacity, mental set, mentality, mettle, mind-set, mneme, mold, mood, morale, mother, motive, motive force, mystique, nature, need, nephesh, never mind, nisus, not care to, not feel like, note, notice, notion, nous, nurse, nurture, obey, obey the rules, object to, objective, observance, observation, observe, opinion, oversee, passion, pay attention, pay attention to, perceive, perception, percipience, perpend, persona, personal judgment, personality, persuasion, physical body, plan, plans, pleasure, pleasure principle, pneuma, point, point of view, ponder, popular belief, position, posture, power, power of reason, prana, preconscious, predilection, predisposition, preference, preserve, presumption, prevailing belief, primitive self, principle of desire, proclivity, project, propensity, proposal, propose, prospectus, protege, provide for, psyche, psychic apparatus, public belief, public opinion, purpose, purusha, qui vive, race memory, racial unconscious, rail at, ratio, rationality, reaction, reason, reasoning, reasoning faculty, rebuke, recall, recall to mind, recapture, reck, recollect, recollection, reevoke, reflect, regard, relish, remark, remember, remembrance, remind, reminisce, reprimand, reproach, reprove, resent, resolution, resolve, retain, retrace, retrospect, review, review in retrospect, revive, ride herd on, ruach, sagacity, sage, sake, saneness, sanity, sapience, scold, screen memory, see, see after, see in retrospect, see to, self, sense, senses, sentiment, set, sexual desire, shade, shadow, shepherd, shilly-shallying, shrewdness, sight, skill, skin alive, slant, slough off, smarts, soul, soundness, souvenir, spirit, spirits, spiritual being, spiritus, stamp, stance, state of mind, stay in line, sthula sharira, strain, streak, stripe, striving, study, subconscious, subconscious mind, subliminal, subliminal self, submerged mind, submit, summon up, superego, superintend, supervise, support, take amiss, take an interest, take care, take care of, take charge of, take heed, take ill, take note, take note of, take notice, take offense, take orders, take to heart, take umbrage, tape memory, tell off, temper, temperament, tend, tendency, the self, theory, think, think back, think of, thinker, thinking, thirst for knowledge, thought, thoughts, toe the line, tone, turn, turn of mind, twist, type, uncertain, unconscious, unconscious mind, undecided, understanding, unsure, upbraid, urge, use hindsight, vacillating, vein, velleity, verbal response, view, viewpoint, visual memory, vital force, vital impulse, volition, want, wanting, warp, watch, watch out, watch out for, watch over, wavering, way of thinking, weigh, will, will and pleasure, will power, wisdom, wish, wish fulfillment, wit, wits, would rather notThe Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
MIND, n. A mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain. Its chief activity consists in the endeavor to ascertain its own nature, the futility of the attempt being due to the fact that it has nothing but itself to know itself with. From the Latin _mens_, a fact unknown to that honest shoe-seller, who, observing that his learned competitor over the way had displayed the motto "_Mens conscia recti_," emblazoned his own front with the words "Men's, women's and children's conscia recti."