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.

Primary Meanings of mind

1.
nv
that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
keep in mind
2.
v
be in charge of or deal with
3.
v
be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
4.
n
an important intellectual
Full Definitions of mind
1

n 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
Types:
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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

n knowledge and intellectual ability

“he reads to improve his mind
Synonyms:
intellect
Type of:
intelligence
the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

n an opinion formed by judging something

“she changed her mind
Synonyms:
judgement, judgment
Types:
conclusion, decision, determination
a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
predetermination
a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
Type of:
opinion, persuasion, reckoning, sentiment, thought, view
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

n recall or remembrance

“it came to mind
Type of:
recall, recollection, reminiscence
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

n attention

“don't pay him any mind
Type of:
notice, observance, observation
the act of noticing or paying attention

n your intention; what you intend to do

“he had in mind to see his old teacher”
Synonyms:
idea
Type of:
aim, design, intent, intention, purpose
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

v keep in mind

Synonyms:
bear in mind
Antonyms:
forget
forget to do something
Types:
attend to, take to heart
get down to; pay attention to; take seriously
Type of:
remember, think of
keep in mind for attention or consideration

v pay close attention to; give heed to

Synonyms:
heed, listen
Type of:
obey
be obedient to

v be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

Synonyms:
beware
Type of:
look out, watch, watch out
be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
2

v be in charge of or deal with

Synonyms:
take care
Types:
tend
manage or run
stoke
stir up or tend; of a fire
Type of:
care, deal, handle, manage
be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

v be concerned with or about something or somebody

Types:
care, worry
be concerned with
brood, dwell
think moodily or anxiously about something
Type of:
think about
have on one's mind, think about actively
3

v be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by

“I don't mind your behavior”
Types:
bridle at, bridle up, bristle at, bristle up
show anger or indignation
Type of:
object
express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
4

n an important intellectual

“the great minds of the 17th century”
Synonyms:
creative thinker, thinker
Type of:
intellect, intellectual
a person who uses the mind creatively

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