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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English minde, münde, ȝemünde, from 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), Latin mēns (mind, reason), Sanskrit मनस् (mánas), Ancient Greek μένος (ménos), Albanian mënd (mind, reason). Related to Old English myntan (to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve). More at mint.

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mind (plural minds)

  1. The ability for rational thought.
    • 1576, George Whetstone, “The Ortchard of Repentance: []”, in The Rocke of Regard, Diuided into Foure Parts. [...], Imprinted at London: [By H. Middleton] for Robert Waley, OCLC 837515946; republished in J[ohn] P[ayne] Collier, editor, The Rocke of Regard, Diuided into Foure Parts. [...] (Illustrations of Early English Poetry; vol. 2, no. 2), London: Privately printed, [1867?], OCLC 706027473, page 291:
      And ſure, although it was invented to eaſe his mynde of griefe, there be a number of caveats therein to forewarne other young gentlemen to foreſtand with good government their folowing yl fortunes; []
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      1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0029:
      [] 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.”
    Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.
  2. The ability to be aware of things.
    There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.
  3. The ability to remember things.
    My mind just went blank.
  4. The ability to focus the thoughts.
    I can’t keep my mind on what I’m doing.
  5. Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
    He was one of history’s greatest minds.
  6. Judgment, opinion, or view.
    He changed his mind after hearing the speech.
  7. Desire, inclination, or intention.
    She had a mind to go to Paris.
    I have half a mind to do it myself.
    I am of a mind to listen.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      Although Miss Pross, through her long association with a French family, might have known as much of their language as of her own, if she had had a mind, she had no mind in that direction [] So her manner of marketing was to plump a noun-substantive at the head of a shopkeeper without any introduction in the nature of an article []
  8. A healthy mental state.
    I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do hereby []
    You are losing your mind.
  9. (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:
      The 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.
  10. Continual prayer on a dead person's behalf for a period after their death.
    a month's [or monthly] mind; a year's mind

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mind (third-person singular simple present minds, present participle minding, simple past and past participle minded)

  1. (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.
    Do you mind if I smoke?
  2. To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time. [from 17th c.]
    Would you mind my bag for me?
  3. (chiefly in the imperative) To make sure, to take care (that). [from 17th c.]
    Mind you don't knock that glass over.
  4. To be careful about. [from 18th c.]
    • 2005, Gillie Bolton, Reflective Practice: Writing And Professional Development, →ISBN, 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.
  5. (Britain, Ireland) Take note; used to point out an exception or caveat.
    I'm not very healthy. I do eat fruit sometimes, mind.
  6. (now rare except in phrases) To attend to, concern oneself with, heed, be mindful of. [from 15th c.]
    • c. 1591, Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act I Scene i:
      My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play.
    • Addison
      bidding him be a good child, and mind his book
    You should mind your own business.
    • 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.
  7. (now regional) To remember. [from 14th c.]
  8. (obsolete) To have in mind; to intend.
    • Shakespeare
      I mind to tell him plainly what I think.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      [] and if ever I refused to do his bidding or loitered or took my leisure he beat me with his feet more grievously than if I had been beaten with whips. He ceased not to signal with his hand wherever he was minded to go; so I carried him about the island, like a captive slave, and he bepissed and conskited my shoulders and back, dismounting not night nor day; and whenas he wished to sleep he wound his legs about his neck and leaned back and slept awhile, then arose and beat me; whereupon I sprang up in haste, unable to gainsay him because of the pain he inflicted on me.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaconsfield to this entry?)
  9. (obsolete) To put in mind; to remind.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of M. Arnold to this entry?)
    • Shakespeare
      I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.
    • c. 1610-11, Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, Act III, Scene 2:
      Let me be punished, that have minded you Of what you should forget.
    • Thomas Burnet's The Sacred Theory of the Earth.
      I desire to mind those persons of what Saint Austin hath said.
    • Roger L'Estrange, Fables, of Aesop, and other eminent mythologists.
      This minds me of a cobbling colonel of famous memory.
    • John Locke, Of True and False Ideas.
      I shall only mind him, that the contrary supposition, if it could be proved, is of little use.
    • Thomas Fuller
      He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.

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DanishEdit

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mind

  1. imperative of minde

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mind

  1. partitive singular of mina

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Presumably from mi? (what?).[1]

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mind

  1. all of it, all of them, each of them (grammatically singular)
    Synonyms: mindegyikük, mindegyik, az összes
    Mind(et) megettem.I ate all of it.
    A fogaim nem jók, de még mind megvan.My teeth are not perfect, but I still have all of them.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative mind
accusative mindet
dative mindnek
instrumental minddel
causal-final mindért
translative minddé
terminative mindig
essive-formal mindként
essive-modal
inessive mindben
superessive minden
adessive mindnél
illative mindbe
sublative mindre
allative mindhez
elative mindből
delative mindről
ablative mindtől

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mind (not comparable)

  1. with everyone, all (usually of persons)
    Synonyms: mindnyájan, mindannyian
    Mind összegyűltek a ház előtt.They all gathered in front of the house.
  2. (formal) increasingly (used with comparative form)
    Synonym: egyre
    Mind nagyobb igény van erre a szolgáltatásra.There is more and more demand for this service.
  3. (up) until…, up to(used with -ig; not (until) sooner than a given point in time)
    Synonym: egészen
    mind a mai napig(up) to this (very) day
    (Note: Most other phrases with this meaning are written without a space: mindaddig, mindeddig, mindmáig, mindmostanáig, mindvégig)

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mind

  1. (formal) both... and..., as well as
    mind a magánéletben, mind a munkábanboth in private life and in work
    Synonym: is

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English ġemynd, from Proto-Germanic *gamundiz.

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NounEdit

mind (plural minds)

  1. memory, recollection.
  2. mind.

VerbEdit

mind (third-person singular present minds, present participle mindin, past mindit, past participle mindit)

  1. To remember.
  2. To remind.
  3. To mind, care.