Middle English , minde , münde , from ȝemünde Old English , mynd ( ġemynd “ memory, remembrance; memorial, record; act of commemoration; thought, purpose; consciousness, mind, intellect ”), from Proto-Germanic , *mundiz ( *gamundiz “ memory, remembrance ”), from Proto-Indo-European ( *méntis “ thought ”), from Proto-Indo-European ( *men- “ to think ”). Cognate with Old High German ( gimunt “ mind, memory ”), Danish ( minde “ memory ”), Icelandic ( minni “ memory, recall, recollection ”), Gothic ( 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍃 , munds “ memory, mind ”), Old English ( myntan “ to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve ”), Latin ( mēns “ mind, reason ”), Albanian ( mënd “ mind, reason ”). More at . mint
mind ( plural ) minds
The ability for
Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever. The
ability to be aware of things.
There was no doubt in his mind that they would win. The ability to remember things.
My mind just went blank. The ability to focus the thoughts.
I can’t keep my mind on what I’m doing. Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
He was one of history’s greatest minds. Judgment, opinion, or view.
He changed his mind after hearing the speech. Desire, inclination, or intention.
She had a mind to go to Paris.; a mind to the madness A healthy mental state.
I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do hereby [… ]
You are losing your mind.
1915, Emerson Hough, , The Purchase Price chapterI:
“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of
mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
( philosophy ) The non- material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.
The mind is a process of the brain.
1699, William Temple,
Heads designed for an essay on conversations Study gives strength to the
mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
1854, Samuel Knaggs, Unsoundness of Mind Considered in Relation to the Question of Responsibility for Criminal Acts, p.19:
mind is that part of our being which thinks and wills, remembers and reasons; we know nothing of it except from these functions.
1883, Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Chapter V
Thus they dwelled for nearly a year, and in that time Robin Hood often turned over in his
mind many means of making an even score with the Sheriff.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in : The Mirror and the Lamp
[… ] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
( ability for rational thought ) : , brain , head , intellect , intelligence , nous , psyche , reason wit
( ability to be aware of things ) : , awareness , consciousness sentience
( ability to remember things ) : , memory recollection
( ability to focus the thoughts ) : , attention , concentration focus
( somebody that embodies certain mental qualities ) : , genius , intellectual thinker
( judgment, opinion, or view ) : , judgment , judgement , idea , opinion view
( desire, inclination, or intention ) : , desire , disposition , idea , inclination , intention mood
( healthy mental state ) : sanity (
process of): cognition, learning
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from
ability for rational thought
( ケウトゥㇺ kewtum), ( ラㇺ ram), ( ラマ rama), ( ラマッ ramat), ( ラム ramu) Albanian:
mendje (sq) Arabic:
عَقْل (ar) ( m ʿaql), ذِهْن ( m ḏihn), خَلَد ( m ḵalad)
عقل ( m ʕaʔl) Armenian:
բանականություն ( (hy) banakanutʿyun), խելք ( (hy) xelkʿ)
( միտ mit) Aromanian:
mente f Bashkir:
( аҡыл aqïl) Basque:
, adimen buru , (eu) , gogo sen (eu) Belarusian:
ро́зум ( m rózum) Breton:
please add this translation if you can Bulgarian:
мисъл (bg) ( f misǎl), разум (bg) ( m razum), акъл (bg) ( m akǎl), ум (bg) ( m um) Burmese:
စိတ် ( (my) cit) Catalan:
ment (ca) f Cherokee:
( ᎣᏓᏅᏛ odanvdv) Chinese:
智力 ( (zh) zhìlì), 悟性 ( (zh) wùxìng), 精神 ( (zh) jīngshén) Chiricahua:
mysl (cs) , f rozum (cs) Danish:
sind , n sjæl (da) ; c indstilling (da) c Dhivehi:
please add this translation if you can Dutch:
verstand , (nl) geest , (nl) psyche , (nl) , denkvermogen rede (nl) c Esperanto:
mieli , (fi) järki , (fi) ymmärrys (fi) French:
esprit (fr) m Friulian:
ment f Galician:
mente (gl) f Georgian:
( ჭკუა č̣ḳua), ( გონება goneba) German:
Verstand (de) , m Geist (de) m Greek:
νους (el) ( m nous), διάνοια (el) ( f diánoia), μυαλό (el) ( n myaló) Gujarati:
please add this translation if you can Hawaiian:
, manaʻo , waihona , noʻonoʻa naʻau Hebrew:
רוּחַ (he) ( f ruaħ), מוח (he) , m שׂכל (he) ( m sekhel) Hindi:
मन (hi) ( m man) Hungarian:
értelem , (hu) elme (hu) Ido:
mento (io) Irish:
intinn (ga) , f meabhair
f Middle Irish:
menma m Old Irish:
mente (it) f Japanese:
心 ( (ja) こころ, kokoro), 精神 ( (ja) せいしん, seishin), ( 知性 ちせい, chisei) Javanese:
please add this translation if you can Jicarilla:
សតិ ( (km) sadte) Korean:
마음 ( (ko) maeum), 심성 ( (ko) simseong) Kurdish:
hîş (ku) Lao:
( ດວງຈິດ dūang chit) Latgalian:
pruots m Latin:
animus (la) , m mens f Latvian:
prāts (lv) m Lithuanian:
protas m Luxembourgish:
please add this translation if you can Malayalam:
മനസ് ( (ml) manas) Maori:
bíniʼ Ngazidja Comorian:
âkili class 9 Norwegian:
forstand (no) , m intellekt n Occitan:
esperit , m ment (oc) m Oriya:
please add this translation if you can Pashto:
please add this translation if you can Persian:
ذهن ( (fa) zehn)
rozum (pl) , m inan umysł (pl) m inan Portuguese:
mente (pt) f Romanian:
minte (ro) f Russian:
ум (ru) ( m um), ра́зум (ru) ( m rázum) Sardinian:
, mente menti Scottish Gaelic:
aire f Serbo-Croatian:
ум , m разум , m um (sh) , m razum (sh) m Slovak:
myseľ , f rozum , m myslenie n Slovene:
please add this translation if you can Spanish:
mente (es) f Swedish:
förstånd (sv) , n intellekt (sv) , c psyke (sv) n Tibetan:
( སེམས sems) Turkish:
akıl , (tr) zihin (tr) Ukrainian:
ро́зум ( m rózum) Vietnamese:
tinh thần , (vi) lòng (vi) Volapük:
please add this translation if you can Walloon:
please add this translation if you can Welsh:
please add this translation if you can Western Apache:
ability to be aware of things
ability to remember things
ability to focus the thoughts
somebody that embodies certain mental qualities
judgment, opinion, or view
мне́ние (ru) ( n mnénije), взгляд (ru) ( m vzgljad), то́чка зре́ния (ru) ( f tóčka zrénija) Slovak:
please add this translation if you can Spanish:
opinión (es) , f juicio (es) m Swedish:
inställning (sv) , c mening (sv) , c tanke (sv) , c åsikt (sv) , c önskan (sv) c Telugu:
జడ్జి ( (te) jaḍji), ( అభిప్రయము abhiprayamu), అభిప్రాయము ( (te) abhiprāyamu), తీర్పు ( (te) tīrpu)
desire, inclination, or intention
philosophy: non-material substance
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mind ( third-person singular simple present , minds present participle , minding simple past and past participle ) minded
( now regional ) To remember. [from 14th c.]
( now rare except in phrases ) To concern oneself with, to pay attention to. [from 15th c.]
You should mind your own business. Addison
bidding him be a good child, and
mind his book
( originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions ) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by. [from 16th c.]
I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.
( now chiefly Canada, US , Ireland ) To pay attention to; to listen attentively to, to obey. [from 16th c.]
2000, George RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, page 84:
‘Should you ever have a son, Sansa, beat him frequently so he learns to
mind you.’ To pay attention to (something); to keep one's mind on.
My lord, you nod: you do not
mind the play. To
look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time. [from 17th c.]
Would you mind my bag for me?
( chiefly in the imperative ) To make sure, to take care ( ). that [from 17th c.]
Mind you don't knock that glass over. To be
careful about. [from 18th c.]
2005, Gillie Bolton, Reflective Practice: Writing And Professional Development, ISBN 9781848602120, page xv:
Bank Underground Station, London, is built on a curve, leaving a potentially dangerous gap between platform and carriage to trap the unwary. The loudspeaker voice instructs passengers to "
Mind the gap": the boundary between train and platform.
( obsolete ) To have in mind; to intend.
mind to tell him plainly what I think.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Beaconsfield to this entry?)
( obsolete ) To put in mind; to remind.
minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.
(Can we find and add a quotation of M. Arnold to this entry?) Shakespeare
I do thee wrong to
mind thee of it.
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from the verb "mind"
to dislike, object to, have a contrary opinion toward
to pay attention to, obey
to look after, take care of
to make sure, to take care that
to have in mind; to intend
to put in mind; to remind
Partitive singular form of : " mina me" Hungarian Edit
( mi? “ what? ”). 
all of it
- I ate Mind megettem. all of it.
mind ( not ) comparable
everyone, all, together (usually of persons)
- They Mind összegyűltek a ház előtt. all (together) gathered in front of the house.
all of them, everyone, each of them (grammatically singular)
Milyenek a fogaid? - Nem jók, de még - How are your teeth? - They are not perfect, but I still have mind megvan. all of them.
continually, continuously (used with comparative form)
- There is Mind nagy obb igény van erre a szolgáltatásra. more and more demand for this service.
Derived terms Edit
( Compound words : )
( Expressions : )
( formal ) both... and..., as well as
- mind a magánéletben, mind a munkában both in private life and in work
^ Gábor Zaicz, , Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete ISBN 963 7094 01 6