Hypertext Webster Gateway: "mind"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mind \Mind\, 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. ?, Skr. manas mind, man to think.
????, ???. Cf. {Comment}, {Man}, {Mean}, v., 3d {Mental},
{Mignonette}, {Minion}, {Mnemonic}, {Money}.]
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.

By the mind of man we understand that in him which
thinks, remembers, reasons, wills. --Reid.

What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives,
thinks, feels, wills, and desires. --Sir W.

Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
--Rom. xiv. 5.

The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.

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.

A fool uttereth all his mind. --Prov. xxix.

Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I
fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her
mind. --Shak.
(b) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.

If it be your minds, then let none go forth. --2
Kings ix. 15.
(c) Courage; spirit. --Chapman.

3. Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in
mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.

{To have a mind} or {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. ).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mind \Mind\, v. i.
To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mind \Mind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Minded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Minding}.] [AS. myndian, gemynd[=i]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.

My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play. --Shak.

2. 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.

3. To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.

4. To have in mind; to purpose. --Beaconsfield.

I mind to tell him plainly what I think. --Shak.

5. To put in mind; to remind. [Archaic] --M. Arnold.

He minded them of the mutability of all earthly
things. --Fuller.

I do thee wrong to mind thee of it. --Shak.

{Never mind}, do not regard it; it is of no consequence; no

Syn: To notice; mark; regard; obey. See {Attend}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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: {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},
4: an intellectual being; "the great minds of the 17th century"
[syn: {thinker}, {creative thinker}]
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: {idea}]
7: knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his
mind"; "he has a keen intellect" [syn: {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 [syn: {worry}]
3: be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the
necessary arrangements" [syn: {take care}]
4: pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of
the old men" [syn: {heed}, {listen}]
5: be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;
"Beware of telephone salesmen" [syn: {beware}]
6: keep in mind [syn: {bear in mind}] [ant: {forget}]

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