mind

Your mind is where your thinking happens. If you've made up your mind, you've come to a decision.

Mind can also mean "pay attention to" or "watch." If someone tells you to "mind your manners," they want you to be polite. If you tell them to "mind their own business," maybe they'll leave you alone. When I ask, "Would you mind if I open a window?" I'm asking if this would bother you.

Definitions of mind
  1. noun
    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    “his mind wandered”
    synonyms: brain, head, nous, psyche
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    noddle
    an informal British expression for head or mind
    tabula rasa
    a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)
    ego
    (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
    unconscious, unconscious mind
    that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
    subconscious, subconscious mind
    psychic activity just below the level of awareness
    type of:
    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  2. noun
    knowledge and intellectual ability
    “he reads to improve his mind
    synonyms: intellect
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    intelligence
    the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  3. noun
    an opinion formed by judging something
    “she changed her mind
    synonyms: judgement, judgment
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    conclusion, decision, determination, verdict
    a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    predetermination
    a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
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    opinion, persuasion, reckoning, sentiment, thought, view
    a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
  4. noun
    recall or remembrance
    “it came to mind
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    recall, recollection, reminiscence
    the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
  5. noun
    attention
    “don't pay him any mind
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    notice, observance, observation
    the act of noticing or paying attention
  6. noun
    your intention; what you intend to do
    “he had in mind to see his old teacher”
    synonyms: idea
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    aim, design, intent, intention, mission, purpose
    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  7. verb
    keep in mind
    synonyms: bear in mind
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    forget
    forget to do something
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    attend to, take to heart
    get down to; pay attention to; take seriously
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    remember, think of
    keep in mind for attention or consideration
  8. verb
    pay close attention to; give heed to
    synonyms: heed, listen
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    obey
    be obedient to
  9. verb
    be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to
    synonyms: beware
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    look out, watch, watch out
    be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
  10. verb
    be in charge of or deal with
    synonyms: take care
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    tend
    manage or run
    stoke
    stir up or tend; of a fire
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    care, deal, handle, manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  11. verb
    be concerned with or about something or somebody
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    care, worry
    be concerned with
    brood, dwell
    think moodily or anxiously about something
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    think about
    have on one's mind, think about actively
  12. verb
    be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    “I don't mind your behavior”
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    bridle at, bridle up, bristle at, bristle up
    show anger or indignation
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    object
    express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
  13. noun
    an important intellectual
    “the great minds of the 17th century”
    synonyms: creative thinker, thinker
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    intellect, intellectual
    a person who uses the mind creatively
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