mind

Definitions

  • A BIT OF HIS MIND
    A BIT OF HIS MIND
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mind keep in mind
    • v mind be concerned with or about something or somebody
    • v mind be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to "Beware of telephone salesmen"
    • v mind be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by "I don't mind your behavior"
    • v mind be in charge of or deal with "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
    • v mind pay close attention to; give heed to "Heed the advice of the old men"
    • n mind 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"
    • n mind knowledge and intellectual ability "he reads to improve his mind","he has a keen intellect"
    • n mind attention "don't pay him any mind"
    • n mind recall or remembrance "it came to mind"
    • n mind an opinion formed by judging something "he was reluctant to make his judgment known","she changed her mind"
    • n mind 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"
    • n mind an important intellectual "the great minds of the 17th century"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies
"Will you Mind my Pea?" "Will you Mind my Pea?"
The artist changed his mind The artist changed his mind
The Patriotic mind The Patriotic mind

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
    • Mind Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
    • Mind Courage; spirit.
    • Mind Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.
    • Mind Opinion; judgment; belief.
    • Mind 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. "By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills.""What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires.""Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind .""The mind shall banquet, though the body pine."
    • Mind The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state;
    • Mind 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.""My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play."
    • v. i Mind To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.
    • Mind To have in mind; to purpose. "I mind to tell him plainly what I think."
    • Mind To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.
    • Mind To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business. "Bidding him be a good child, and mind his book."
    • Mind To put in mind; to remind. "He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.""I do thee wrong to mind thee of it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The official state song of Georgia since 1922 has been "Georgia on My Mind".
    • n mind That which feels, wills, and thinks; the conscious subject; the ego; the soul. Some writers make an obscure distinction between mind, soul, and spirit. With them the mind is the direct subject of consciousness.
    • n mind The intellect, or cognitive faculty or part of the soul, as distinguished from feeling and volition; intelligence. The old psychologists made intellect and will the only faculties of the soul.
    • n mind The field of consciousness; contemplation; thought; opinion.
    • n mind Disposition; cast of thought and feeling; inclination; desire.
    • n mind Intention; purpose.
    • n mind Memory; remembrance: as, to call to mind; to have, to keep, or to bear in mind.
    • n mind Mention.
    • n mind Courage; spirit.
    • n mind Earnest desire; strong inclination.
    • n mind To be mad or insane.
    • n mind To have a thought; take care.
    • mind To call to mind; bear in mind; remember; recall.
    • mind To put in mind; remind.
    • mind To regard with attention; pay attention to; heed; notice.
    • mind To have the care of; attend to; specifically, to take or have the oversight of: as, a boy to mind the door.
    • mind To care for; be concerned about; be affected by.
    • mind To look out for; be watchful against.
    • mind To regard with submission; heed the commands of; obey: as, a headstrong child that will mind no one
    • mind In the Roman Catholic Church, to pray for. See a month's mind, under mind, n.
    • mind To intend; mean; purpose.
    • mind To remember.
    • mind To be inclined or disposed; design; intend.
    • mind To give heed; take note.
    • n mind A diadem: a name given to lunettes found in Ireland, commonly supposed to have been used as head-ornaments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The United States minted a 1787 copper coin with the motto 'Mind Your Business.'
    • n Mind mīnd the faculty by which we think, &c.: the understanding: the whole spiritual nature: memory: choice: intention: thoughts or sentiments: belief: cast of thought and feeling:
    • v.t Mind to attend to: to obey: :
    • v.i Mind (B.) to intend
    • n Mind mīnd (B.) disposition
    • v.t Mind (orig.) to remind
    • v.t Mind (Scot.) to remember
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Quotations

  • Albert Camus
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    “The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The true poem is the poet's mind.”
  • Daphne Du Maurier
    Daphne Du Maurier
    “Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
  • Jack Warden
    Jack Warden
    “Life is a state of mind.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion.”
  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “If you never change your mind, why have one?”

Idioms

Blow your mind - Something that will blow your mind is something extraordinary that will amaze you beyond explanation.
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Cast your mind back - If somebody tells you to cast your mind back on something, they want you to think about something that happened in the past, but which you might not remember very well, and to try to remember as much as possible.
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Give someone a piece of your mind - If you give someone a piece of your mind, you criticise them strongly and angrily.
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Great minds think alike - If two people have the same thought at the same time, one of them might say "Great minds think alike."
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Half a mind - If you have half a mind to do something, you haven't decided to do it, but are thinking seriously about doing it.
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In two minds - If you are in two minds about something, you can't decide what to do.
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Mind over matter - This idiom is used when someone uses their willpower to rise above adversity.
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Mind the gap - Mind the gap is an instruction used on the Underground in the UK to warn passengers to be careful when leaving the tube or train as there is quite a distance between the train and the platform.
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Mind your own beeswax - (USA) This idiom means that people should mind their own business and not interfere in other people's affairs.
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Mind Your P's and Q's - If you are careful about the way you behave and are polite, you mind Your P's and Q's.
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Out of sight, out of mind - Out of sight, out of mind is used to suggest that someone will not think or worry about something if it isn't directly visible or available to them.
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Out of your mind - If someone is out of the mind, they are so emotional about something that they are no longer rational.
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Presence of mind - If someone behaves calmly and rationally in difficult circumstances, they show presence of mind.
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Put you in mind - If something suggests something to you, it puts you in mind of that thing.
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Speak your mind - If you speak your mind, you say what you exactly think about a subject regardless of whether others will agree with you or not.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. √104, 278. Cf. Comment Man Mean (v.), 3d Mental Mignonette Minion Mnemonic Money

Usage

In literature:

This time he glanced about, in apparently casual curiosity, yet touched mind after mind of those nearest him.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
The infant-mind sleeps in the mother-mind till all its powers are set and their tendencies established.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
And if I wished to see any of my friends I might do so, and on no account was I to be allowed to fret or be disturbed in mind.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
His mind has marked originality, probably as much of it as any in literature: but it has as much of molded recollection as any mind, too.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
This is the worst of the household, to the Solitary's mind, that all combine in prolonged reprobation for any crime of his.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Never mind, Martha, don't mind me, there's a good creature.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
But mind you are to be quiet, and think o' your father.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
You youngsters don't seem to mind whom you get into trouble.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
It was the question haunting Steve's mind, and the minds of those others with him.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
His mind suffered growing-pains, as young minds of any intellectual and poetic worth needs must.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
But he forces it upon one's mind by carrying himself so high.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
But never mind that Vulcan was lame too, but then he never washed.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Our evil is rooted in our mind, and the mind cannot escape from itself.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Mind you, this is no speculation which I have in my mind.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
During the night she made up her mind that she could not afford to pay such a price for the sake of avenging virtue.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Now that window really irritates my mind.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He was angry with himself for bearing it in mind, and yet he did bear it in mind.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Each mind was speculating, and each mind was puzzled at the man's apparent unconcern.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
I cannot say, for God must be mind, unlimited mind.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
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In poetry:

It sublimates the mind
With noble themes,
Or sends it unrefined,
Suggestive dreams.
"Sex" by Arthur Guiterman
But quieter than one sleeping,
And stranger than of old,
You will not stir for weeping,
You will not mind the cold;
"Lines Written In The Belief That The Ancient Roman Festival Of The Dead Was Called Ambarvalia" by Rupert Brooke
But where is the summer of mind,
And where the sun of the soul,
To brighten, to bless, to bind,
And overlook the whole?
"The Light of the Spirit" by John Bowring
O the wind — the wind a-blowing
On the seas where they are going;
Can I sit and mind my book,
Seeing every time I look
"School" by Cicely Fox Smith
Let great minds laugh at a grief so small,
Let small minds laugh at a fool so great.
Kind maidens, pity me, one and all.
Shy youths, take warning by this my fate.
"A Lost Opportunity" by Robert Fuller Murray
The best seeing is the way of "nonseeing" —
the radiance of the mind itself.
The best prize is what cannot be looked for —
the priceless treasure of the mind itself.
"Response To A Logician" by Jetsun Milarepa

In news:

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There's nothing wrong with wanting to create a positive association with the district's "brand" in the public mind.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney did little to change the minds of two - 12:08 am.
This is not for the faint of heart or the narrow of mind.
The largest/best loved body-mind-spirit-green expo north of New York City.
Manifest the Wisdom of the Pure Mind.
If yours need updating or repair, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Backpacking for the mind, body and soul.
BAI Retail Delivery 2012, held in Washington, DC, has come and gone, but the topics of discussion are sure to linger in the minds of attendees as they get back to their daily jobs.
In the back of his mind, he planned to return to New York someday.
"When Sock Sets His Mind On Banging His Sister, He's Going To Bang Her".
When the food and drinks mix just right, it's a Banshee state of mind.
Abner Mares came to El Paso with one thing in mind and that was to leave with his second World Championship.
These words come to mind in the case of the Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu.
I didn't mind getting out of my warm car to take this.
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In science:

To this end, and with the above points in mind, we undertook to observe UGC 12695 with the Very Large Array (VLA) in the C configuration.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
With this in mind, there is an easy way to remember the formula (7).
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
With this in mind, it is possible to compute the two-dimensional hTµν i.
Black Holes Must Die
In this simple-minded view, neutrino masses suggest that there is a new scale in nature, perhaps at 1011GeV .
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
With this potential difficulty in mind, we shall assume th = 0.5 Gyrs in most of our calculations and consider a single temperature gas.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
With this result in mind, it is sufficient to show the equivalence of 1. and 2. to the following condition.
Charakterizations of the Generators of Positive Semigroups on C*- and von Neumann Algebras
The agreement between the event at the device and the event in the mind of the observer is to be understood in the same way as it is understood in classical physics.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
There are, however, two ma jor obstacles to the pursuit of von Neumann’s approach to the problem of integrating mind into physical theory.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
This severe restriction on the role of mind is what gives the theory its predictive power.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
And psycho-physics gains a dynamical model for the interaction of mind and brain.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
With that in mind, let b be an arbitrary positive number independent of m.
On the Genus of a Random Riemann Surface
Let us consider a simple minded approach to simulate the system; we shall call this analogue Monte Carlo.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
With these notations in mind, the matching of the wave function should take place at ξ = 0.
Emergence of a confined state in a weakly bent wire
When one is talking about random graphs, one has of course in mind a statistical ensemble of graphs.
Defining statistical ensembles of random graphs
The following results are stated in somewhat greater generality than needed here since we have other applications in mind, cf.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
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