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MIND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mind mean? 

MIND (noun)
  The noun MIND has 7 senses:

1. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
2. recall or remembrance
3. an opinion formed by judging something
4. an important intellectual
5. attention
6. your intention; what you intend to do
7. knowledge and intellectual ability

  Familiarity information: MIND used as a noun is common.


MIND (verb)
  The verb MIND has 6 senses:

1. be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
2. be concerned with or about something or somebody
3. be in charge of or deal with
4. pay close attention to; give heed to
5. be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to
6. keep in mind

  Familiarity information: MIND used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIND (noun)


Sense 1mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

mind; psyche; nous; brain; head

Context examples:

his mind wandered / I couldn't get his words out of my head

Hypernyms ("mind" is a kind of...):

cognition; knowledge; noesis (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mind"):

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)


Sense 2mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recall or remembrance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

it came to mind

Hypernyms ("mind" is a kind of...):

recall; recollection; reminiscence (the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort))


Sense 3mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opinion formed by judging something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

judgment; judgement; mind

Context examples:

he was reluctant to make his judgment known / she changed her mind

Hypernyms ("mind" is a kind of...):

opinion; persuasion; sentiment; thought; view (a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mind"):

conclusion; decision; determination (a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration)


Sense 4mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An important intellectual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

thinker; creative thinker; mind

Context example:

the great minds of the 17th century

Hypernyms ("mind" is a kind of...):

intellect; intellectual (a person who uses the mind creatively)


Sense 5mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

don't pay him any mind

Hypernyms ("mind" is a kind of...):

notice; observance; observation (the act of noticing or paying attention)


Sense 6mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Your intention; what you intend to do

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

idea; mind

Context examples:

he had in mind to see his old teacher / the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

Hypernyms ("mind" is a kind of...):

aim; design; intent; intention; purpose (an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions)


Sense 7mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Knowledge and intellectual ability

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

intellect; mind

Context examples:

he reads to improve his mind / he has a keen intellect

Hypernyms ("mind" is a kind of...):

intelligence (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)

Attribute:

intellectual (appealing to or using the intellect)

nonintellectual (not intellectual)


MIND (verb)


Sense 1mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I don't mind your behavior

Hypernyms (to "mind" is one way to...):

object (express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mind"):

bridle at; bridle up; bristle at; bristle up (show anger or indignation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be concerned with or about something or somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "mind" is one way to...):

think about (have on one's mind, think about actively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mind"):

care; worry (be concerned with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in charge of or deal with

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

take care; mind

Context example:

She takes care of all the necessary arrangements

Hypernyms (to "mind" is one way to...):

care; deal; handle; manage (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mind"):

tend (manage or run)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pay close attention to; give heed to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

heed; listen; mind

Context example:

Heed the advice of the old men

Hypernyms (to "mind" is one way to...):

obey (be obedient to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

beware; mind

Context example:

Beware of telephone salesmen

Hypernyms (to "mind" is one way to...):

look out; watch; watch out (be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep in mind

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

bear in mind; mind

Hypernyms (to "mind" is one way to...):

remember; think of (keep in mind for attention or consideration)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mind"):

attend to; take to heart (get down to; pay attention to; take seriously)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Antonym:

forget (forget to do something)


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